inarticulacy

noun
in·​ar·​tic·​u·​la·​cy | \ ˌi-(ˌ)när-ˈti-kyə-lə-sē How to pronounce inarticulacy (audio) \

Definition of inarticulacy

: the quality or state of being inarticulate

First Known Use of inarticulacy

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Inarticulacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inarticulacy. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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