noun. the vocal but non-verbal components of correspondence by talking. Paralanguage comprises not just suprasegmental aspects of talking, like stress and tone, but additionally such aspects as speed of delivery and volume, voice quality, hesitations in speech fluency, and non-language noises, like groans, signs, or whistling.

PARALANGUAGE: "Paralanguage is essential in the perception of someone's statement."
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