paralinguistics

[ par-uh-ling-gwis-tiks ]
/ ˌpær ə lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

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
/ (ˌpærəlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the study of paralanguage

Derived forms of paralinguistics

paralinguistic, adjective
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