Main meanings of over-articulate in English

: over-articulate1over-articulate2

over-articulate1

Pronunciation /ˌəʊvərɑːˈtɪkjʊlət/

adjective

  • Excessively articulate. Also as noun (with the and plural agreement): people who are too articulate as a class.

Origin

1920s. From over- + articulate.

Main meanings of over-articulate in English

: over-articulate1over-articulate2

over-articulate2

Pronunciation /ˌəʊvərɑːˈtɪkjʊleɪt/

verb

  • To articulate or pronounce too carefully or precisely. Also more generally: to express or present with unnecessary or excessive detail or care.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Harold Edward Palmer (1877–1949), linguist and teacher of languages. From over- + articulate.