nonlanguage

adjective

non·​lan·​guage ˌnän-ˈlaŋ-gwij How to pronounce nonlanguage (audio)
-wij
: not pertaining to language or the study of language : not related to communication via speech or writing
nonlanguage courses
facial expressions and other forms of nonlanguage communication
nonlanguage functions

Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonlanguage was in 1867

Dictionary Entries Near nonlanguage

Cite this Entry

“Nonlanguage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonlanguage. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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