nonword

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Noun[edit]

nonword ‎(plural nonwords)

  1. Alternative spelling of non-word
    • 2000, Zevin and Joanisse, Orthographic and Metrical Cues to English Stress
      We used a nonword naming task to examine how English speakers assign stress to novel phonological forms.
    • 2004, Commentary on the 2004 African Scrabble Championships
      Trevor quickly challenged my nonword and then cleverly played out with TITIAN