Definitions

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  • n. Any activity involving the tongue; tonguing.
  • n. Language; spoken language, as opposed to other forms of language (body language, written language, etc.).

Etymologies

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From tongue +‎ -age modelled after language; or a blend of tongue and language.

Examples

  • Anything done with the tongue, even though it involve no speaking at all, is _tonguage_; eating oranges is as much tonguage as speech is.

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  • Whether the ideas underlying them are expressed and conveyed by eyeage or by tonguage is a detail that matters nothing.

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