Definition of nonverbal
: not verbal: such asa : being other than verbal nonverbal factorsb : involving minimal use of language nonverbal testsc : ranking low in verbal skill a nonverbal child
nonverballyplay \ˌnän-ˈvər-bə-lē\ adverb
Examples of nonverbal in a Sentence
Facial expressions are very important for nonverbal communication.
Recent Examples of nonverbal from the Web
Sam, one of the autistic brothers, suffers from Asperger Syndrome, a developmental disorder that affects social and nonverbal communication.
The children were assessed at the age of 12 on their nonverbal intelligence, restrictive and repetitive behaviors, and social aloofness.
Most communication is, at heart, nonverbal; Patton is working at excavating the emotional subtext behind his writing — a daily account of his caring for his aging father.
Identifying his strengths was a challenge, partly because Himal did not speak, instead relying on nonverbal communication and sign language.
At least in our culture, affection is commonly communicated through verbal expressions and also through nonverbal gestures such as hugging.
The Japanese are highly tuned to nonverbal communication.
Keenan, leading Viansa through the Overlake halls on her leash, said that a nonverbal patient will get happy at the sight of a dog.
Brittain said, noting many of the children are nonverbal.
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First Known Use of nonverbal
NONVERBAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nonverbal for English Language Learners
: not involving or using words
: not able to speak
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