nonlinguistic

adjective
non·​lin·​guis·​tic | \ ˌnän-liŋ-ˈgwi-stik How to pronounce nonlinguistic (audio) \

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

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nonlinguistically \ ˌnän-​liŋ-​ˈgwi-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce nonlinguistically (audio) \ adverb

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonlinguistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonlinguistic. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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