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
The PURA gene has been linked to postnatal brain development in mice, and kids with PURA syndrome are often nonverbal, like William and Owen.
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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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