para·​lin·​guis·​tics ˌper-ə-liŋ-ˈgwi-stiks How to pronounce paralinguistics (audio)
: the study of paralanguage
paralinguistic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paralinguistics was in 1958

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“Paralinguistics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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