Definition of Paralanguage

1. Noun. The use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings.

Exact synonyms: Paralinguistic Communication
Generic synonyms: Communication
Terms within: Delivery, Manner Of Speaking, Speech



Definition of Paralanguage

1. Noun. (linguistics) The non-verbal elements of speech, and to a limited extent of writing, used to modify meaning and convey emotion, such as pitch, volume, and intonation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paralanguage

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paralanguage

parakeratoses
parakeratosis
parakeratosis ostracea
parakeratosis variegata
parakeratotic
parakhinite
parakinesia
parakite
parakites
paralactic
paralactic acid
paralalia
paralalia literalis
paralambdacism
paralanguage (current term)
paralanguages
paralaurionite
paralbumin
paralbumins
paraldehyde
paraldehydes
paralectotype
paralegal
paralegals
paraleipses
paraleipsis
paraleiptic
paralemniscal
paraleprosis

Literary usage of Paralanguage

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1. Skill in Communication: A Vital Element in Effective Management by David D. Acker (1994)
"... tactile communication, space and territory, environment, paralanguage (vocal but non-linguistic cues), and the use of silence and time. ..."

2. When I'm 64 by Laura L. Carstensen, Christine R. Hartel (2006)
"The paralanguage of caregiving: Baby talk to the institutionalized aged. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 40, 876-884. ..."

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