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Excessively articulate. Also as noun (with the and plural concord): people who are too articulate as a class.
with object To articulate or pronounce too carefully or precisely. Also more generally: to express or present with unnecessary or excessive detail or care.
1920s. From over- + articulate<br>1920s; earliest use found in Harold Edward Palmer (1877–1949), linguist and teacher of languages. From over- + articulate.
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