noun. the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings.
- manner of speaking
- language (English)
- language (Middle English (1100-1500))
- para- (English)
- παρά (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word paralanguage
1. Verb, base form
Andrews University breaks paralanguage down into three groups: vocal characterizers, vocal qualifiers and vocal segregates.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Paralanguage is how you say what you're saying; that is, paralanguage is everything in your voice besides the words.