nonverbal

adjective non·ver·bal \ ˌnän-ˈvər-bəl \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of nonverbal

: not verbal: such as
a : being other than verbal
  • nonverbal factors
b : involving minimal use of language
  • nonverbal tests
c : ranking low in verbal skill
  • a nonverbal child

nonverbally

play \ˌnän-ˈvər-bə-lē\ adverb

Examples of nonverbal in a Sentence

  1. Facial expressions are very important for nonverbal communication.

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First Known Use of nonverbal

1846


NONVERBAL Defined for English Language Learners

nonverbal

adjective

Definition of nonverbal for English Language Learners

  • : not involving or using words

  • : not able to speak



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