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Definitionunable to communicate clearly (or to use words) in various senses such as:
- unable to find good words to express oneself — "She gets nervous and inarticulate whenever he's around."
- verbally expressing a feeling without words — "She uttered an inarticulate cry of despair."
- unable to make oneself heard and understood — "She mumbled inarticulately."
- unable to speak — "She was inarticulate with rage."
or (more rarely): a feeling or idea that is not expressed — as in "We shared an inarticulate fear."
- 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.
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