from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The set of nonphonemic properties of speech, such as speaking tempo, vocal pitch, and intonational contours, that can be used to communicate attitudes or other shades of meaning.
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- n. The non-verbal elements of speech, and to a limited extent of writing, used to modify meaning and convey emotion, such as pitch, volume, and intonation.
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- n. the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings
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