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1. paralanguage

noun. the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings.

Synonyms

  • speech
  • communication
  • delivery
  • manner of speaking

Antonyms

  • dissuasion
  • unconnectedness
  • death

Etymology

  • language (English)
  • language (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • para- (English)
  • παρά (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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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.

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