nonspeech

noun
non·speech | \ˌnän-ˈspēch \

Definition of nonspeech 

: something (such as a vocal sound) that is not speech Indeed, until very recently the studies upon which this widely held belief was founded were not actually designed to test infants' preference for speech over nonspeech.— Jenny R. Saffran et al. usually used before another noun students with nonspeech disabilities nonspeech sounds

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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