paralanguage

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Etymology[edit]

para- +‎ language

Noun[edit]

paralanguage (countable and uncountable, plural paralanguages)

  1. (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

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