para language


noun Linguistics.
vocal features that accompany speech and contribute to communication but are not generally considered to be part of the language system, as vocal quality, loudness, and tempo: sometimes also including facial expressions and gestures.
Compare body language.

1955–60; para-1 + language Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
paralanguage (ˈpærəˌlæŋɡwɪdʒ)
linguistics nonverbal elements in speech, such as intonation, that may affect the meaning of an utterance

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