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paralinguistics

[par-uh-ling-gwis-tiks] /ˌpær ə lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study of paralanguage.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; para-1 + linguistics
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British Dictionary definitions for paralinguistics

paralinguistics

/ˌpærəlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the study of paralanguage
Derived Forms
paralinguistic, adjective
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