extraverbal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

extra- +‎ verbal

Adjective[edit]

extraverbal (not comparable)

  1. Outside of speech; by other means than speaking.
    • 1964, John Joseph Gumperz, Dell H. Hymes, The ethnography of communication (page 59)
      She can do it only by varying the messages transmitted through the extraverbal channels; through changes in muscular tension if she is holding the child, changes in facial set, gesture, or intonation.

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