ARTICULATOR

n. any element of the vocal tract (e.g., lips, tongue, soft palate) that are involved in articulation - that is the shaping and production of speech sounds. Some, authorities in this endeavor include the cheeks, larynx, uvula, alveolar ridge, nose, and teeth.

ARTICULATOR: "The tongue is an articulator in speech production because its placement helps to determine what vocal sound is made."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ARTICULATOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/articulator/ (accessed April 20, 2018).
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