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Definition of "nonverbal" []

  • Being other than verbal; not involving words: nonverbal communication. (adjective)
  • Involving little use of language: a nonverbal intelligence test. (adjective)
  • Measuring low on a scale of verbal ability. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nonverbal" in a sentence
  • "Your characters have a tendency to speak in nonverbal ways."
  • "Gary James, originally from London, has a son he classifies as "nonverbal.""
  • "I mean, you can use verbal cues at certain times, but the bulk of the relationship is nonverbal, which is unusual for people."