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paralinguistics

[par-uh-ling-gwis-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the study of paralanguage.
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Origin of paralinguistics

First recorded in 1955–60; para-1 + linguistics
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British Dictionary definitions for paralinguistics

paralinguistics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the study of paralanguage
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Derived Formsparalinguistic, adjective
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