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paralanguage

paralanguage

noun para·lan·guage \ˈpa-rə-ˌlaŋ-gwij\

Definition of PARALANGUAGE

:  optional vocal effects (as tone of voice) that accompany or modify the phonemes of an utterance and that may communicate meaning

First Known Use of PARALANGUAGE

1958

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