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paralanguage (n.)

"non-phonemic vocal factors in speech" (tone of voice, tempo, etc.), 1958, from para- (1) + language. Related: Paralinguistic.

updated on January 12, 2020

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Definitions of paralanguage from WordNet

paralanguage (n.)
the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings;
Synonyms: paralinguistic communication
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