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."
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