non·​dis·​cur·​sive ˌnän-dis-ˈkər-siv How to pronounce nondiscursive (audio)
: not of or relating to language or discourse : not discursive
Making music, while it fulfills many emotional needs, is a nondiscursive enterprise; it doesn't take place within language.Randall Butler

Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nondiscursive was in 1838

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“Nondiscursive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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