overarticulate

verb, transitive + intransitive over·ar·tic·u·late \ ˌō-vər-är-ˈti-kyə-ˌlāt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overarticulate

overarticulated; overarticulating
:to articulate (a word or sound) to an extreme or excessive degree
  • The cast has no knack for … the vernacular of lower-class New Englanders; they consistently overarticulate their "ain'ts" …
  • —J. Kelly Nestruck
  • When you present, don't be afraid to overarticulate words. What seems overdone to you will sound clear and crisp to your listeners.
  • —Tora Estep

First Known Use of overarticulate

1921


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