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nonverbal

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adjective non·ver·bal \-ˈvər-bəl\

Simple Definition of nonverbal

  • : not involving or using words

  • : not able to speak

Full Definition of nonverbal

  1. :  not verbal: as a :  being other than verbal <nonverbal factors> b :  involving minimal use of language <nonverbal tests> c :  ranking low in verbal skill <a nonverbal child>

non·ver·bal·ly play \-bə-lē\ adverb

Examples of nonverbal

  1. Facial expressions are very important for nonverbal communication.



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