paralinguistics

paralinguistics

[par-uh-ling-gwis-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of paralanguage.

Origin:
1955–60; para-1 + linguistics

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paralinguistics (ˌpærəlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the study of paralanguage
 
paralin'guistic
 
adj

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