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."
In the warm, breathless night air he heard a murmuring sound, perfectly inarticulate, as low as the sound of water coming from a spring, where there is no fall, and where there are no stones to fret it.
4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (29% in)
There are no more uses of "inarticulate" in O Pioneers!.