Articulate vs Rhetoric - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between articulate and rhetoric
is that articulate
is clear, effective while rhetoric
As nouns the difference between articulate and rhetoric
is that articulate
) an animal of the subkingdom articulata while rhetoric
is the art of using language, especially public speaking, as a means to persuade.
As a verb articulate
is to make clear or effective.
especially, speaking in a clear or effective manner
able to bend or hinge at certain points or intervals
Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.
Related to human speech, as distinct from the vocalisation of animals.
* 1728 , James Knapton and John Knapton, Cyclopaedia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences , page 146:
- (Francis Bacon)
- Brutes cannot form articulate'' Sounds, cannot ''articulate the Sounds of the Voice, excepting some few Birds, as the Parrot, Pye, &c.
* (good at speaking) eloquent, well-spoken
(label) An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.
From the adjective.
To make clear or effective.
To speak clearly; to enunciate.
To explain; to put into words; to make something specific.
- I wish he’d articulate his words more clearly.
To bend or hinge something at intervals, or to allow or build something so that it can bend.
- I like this painting, but I can’t articulate why.
(music) to attack a note, as by tonguing, slurring, bowing, etc.
- an articulated bus
(anatomy) to form a joint or connect by joints
- Articulate that passage heavily.
(obsolete) To treat or make terms.
- The lower jaw articulates with the skull at the temporomandibular joint.
* rhetorick (obsolete)
The art of using language, especially public speaking, as a means to persuade.
Meaningless language with an exaggerated style intended to impress.
- It’s only so much rhetoric .
* Adjectives often applied to "rhetoric": political, legal, visual, classical, ancient, violent, empty, inflammatory, hateful, heated, fiery, vitriolic, angry, overheated, extreme.