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[par-uh-lang-gwij] /ˈpær əˌlæŋ gwɪdʒ/

noun, Linguistics.
vocal features that accompany speech and contribute to communication but are not generally considered to be part of the system, as vocal quality, loudness, and tempo: sometimes also including facial expressions and gestures.
(linguistics) nonverbal elements in speech, such as intonation, that may affect the meaning of an utterance

1958, from para- (1) + language.


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