The adjective articulate means being able to show thoughts and awareness easily and precisely.

Synonyms are eloquent, expressive, coherent, or fluent.

The word origins in 1580s. It comes from Latin articulatus “separated into joints”. The physical meaning “composed of segments united by joints” in English is from 16th century. The general sense of “speaking accurately” is short for articulate-speaking in 1829.

Interest Lilly was very articulate during her presentation, so she received a good grade.

The articulate speaker intrigued the audience with his message.

We need an articulate person to join our busy team.