nonsentence

noun
non·​sen·​tence | \ ˌnän-ˈsen-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce nonsentence (audio) \
plural nonsentences

Definition of nonsentence

: 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

First Known Use of nonsentence

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonsentence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonsentence. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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