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  • adj. Not vocal; silent; not using one's voice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not vocal; destitute of tone.


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  • To test out a correlation between intelligence and preferring the nonvocal classics, researchers drew on the 1993 edition of the General Social Survey, conducted by the National Opinion Research Center.

    Week in Ideas

  • Using nonvocal cues to gain students' attention, whether that's raising a hand, clapping or ringing a bell.

    Michael J. Pitman, M.D.: Saving the Most Valuable Teaching Tool -- Teachers' Voices

  • Rather we argue that the “language brain” emerged from an intermediate and somewhat less primitive specialization of the left hemisphere—namely, its specialization for routine communication, both vocal and nonvocal.

    SciAm Mind - Evolutionary Origins of Your Right and Left Brain

  • Much of our emotional communication in the real world uses body language and other nonvocal cues – in the pure text world we are reduced to being terribly obvious, which will, yes, come off as affected.

    Exploding the Heads of Browncoats Everywhere « Whatever

  • But, if truth be told, the delivery became wearisome by the second half; the final work, Weill's nonvocal "Threepenny Opera" suite, "Kleine Dreigroschenmusik für Orchester," came as a genuine balm for these ears.

    Music of the Weimar Republic --

  • Lucas was even trying to say “Lampa,” and his parents were greatly impressed with the positive impact yoga had on their nonvocal baby in just three classes.

    Itsy Bitsy Yoga

  • Then she played a nonvocal Vulcan piece followed by "Beyond Antares."

    Pawns and Symbols

  • The nonvocal hemisphere appears to be quite cognisant of the person's daily and weekly schedules, the calendar, seasons, and important dates of the year.

    Roger W. Sperry - Nobel Lecture

  • She pulled the hand away and stamped a foot (her favourite nonvocal method of protest, but ineffectlual in the zero-gravity).

    The Tar-Aiym Krang

  • The fact that Suleimanite languages had so large a. nonvocal component handicapped human efforts at understanding as much as anything else did.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate


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