used in Frankenstein
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unable 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."
- His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks.
Chapter 5 (22% in)
- Sometimes I wished to express my sensations in my own mode, but the uncouth and inarticulate sounds which broke from me frightened me into silence again.
Chapter 11 (21% in)
There are no more uses of "inarticulate" in Frankenstein.