nonvocal

adjective
non·​vo·​cal | \ ˌnän-ˈvō-kəl \

Definition of nonvocal

: not vocal: such as
a : not uttered by the voice nonvocal communication
b : not relating to, composed or arranged for, or sung by the human voice nonvocal music recordings
c : not having or exercising the power of producing voice, speech, or sound nonvocal patients
d : not outspoken How does the nonvocal majority make a difference?— Denise Barbour

First Known Use of nonvocal

1867, in the meaning defined above

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