used in Wuthering Heights
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unable to communicate clearly (or to use words)
or (more rarely): a feeling or idea that is not expressed
The exact meaning of inarticulate
depends upon its context. For example:
- unable to find good words to express oneself — as in "She gets inarticulate when she's nervous."
- verbally expressing a feeling without words — as in "She uttered an inarticulate cry of despair."
- unable to make oneself heard and understood — as in "She mumbled inarticulately."
- unable to speak — as in "She was inarticulate with rage."
- a feeling or idea that is not expressed — as in "We shared an inarticulate fear."
- inability to express or understand feelings or ideas — as in "She is emotionally inarticulate, " or "Her symphony is inarticulate."
- Here she burst into uncontrollable grief, and the remainder of her words were inarticulate.
Chapter 9 (87% in)
- He noticed this, and thrust at an inner door with the end of his spade, intimating by an inarticulate sound that there was the place where I must go, if I changed my locality.
Chapter 3 (83% in)
- The surprise petrified her an instant: she uttered an inarticulate exclamation, and stood fixed.
Chapter 24 (13% in)
- ' "Get to thy own room!" he said, in a voice almost inarticulate with passion; and his face looked swelled and furious.
Chapter 24 (56% in)
There are no more uses of "inarticulate" in Wuthering Heights.