“Articulate (adjective): Presented in syllables or words, so as to be utterable or meaningful; intelligible; having the power of speech; capable of or showing competence, clarity, or effectiveness of expression. Adv. articulately; n. articulation, articulateness, articulator; v. articulate.
‘His long black hair reached down his neck. He looked partly like a jazz musician, partly like an eighteenth-century composer. He was complicated, anguished, and absolutely articulate.’ Anne Roiphe, Torch Song”
Excerpted from: Grambs, David. The Random House Dictionary for Writers and Readers. New York: Random House, 1990.