paralinguistics

noun
para·​lin·​guis·​tics | \ ˌper-ə-liŋ-ˈgwi-stiks How to pronounce paralinguistics (audio) , ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of paralinguistics

: the study of paralanguage

Other Words from paralinguistics

paralinguistic \ ˌper-​ə-​liŋ-​ˈgwi-​stik How to pronounce paralinguistic (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ adjective

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Paralinguistics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paralinguistics. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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