non·​sen·​tence ˌnän-ˈsen-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce nonsentence (audio)
plural nonsentences
: a word, clause, or phrase that does not form a complete sentence
He talks too fast, strings together endless nonsentences, flubs his lines and ad-libs poorly.John W. Mashek

Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonsentence was in 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Nonsentence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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