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English definition of “inarticulate”


adjective    /ˌɪn·ɑrˈtɪk·jə·lət/
unable to express feelings or ideas in words, or communicated in a way that is difficult to understand : He refers to them as inarticulate mountain people . inarticulate cries of rage
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