nonlinguistic

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adjective non·lin·guis·tic \ ˌnän-liŋ-ˈgwi-stik \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of nonlinguistic

:not consisting of or related to language :not linguistic
  • nonlinguistic sounds such as whistles, yells, laughs, and cries …
  • American Speech
  • … produce as their immediate response a linguistic or nonlinguistic signal of understanding or continued attention.
  • —W. Nelson Francis

nonlinguistically

play \ˌnän-liŋ-ˈgwi-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of nonlinguistic

1909


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