Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Entries 3 and 4, but fortunately not 5

  1. Uttered without the use of normal words or syllables; incomprehensible as speech or language: “a cry... that... sank down into an inarticulate whine” (Jack London).
  2. Unable to speak; speechless: inarticulate with astonishment.
  3. Unable to speak with clarity or eloquence: an inarticulate debater.
  4. Going unexpressed: inarticulate sorrow.
  5. Biology. Not having joints or segments.

"inarticulate." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 10 Nov. 2005.