Definition of non-verbal in English:



  • Not involving or using words or speech.

    ‘forms of non-verbal communication’
    • ‘Remember the importance of non-verbal communication.’
    • ‘A non-verbal piece, it has been choreographed to a dramatic score by musician and sound designer, Sawan Dutta.’
    • ‘It understands and explores the world through touch, and it has a vast repertoire of non-verbal forms of communication.’
    • ‘Most communication between people is non-verbal.’
    • ‘While she was testifying, Ms. Azar watched Mr. Jalakh carefully, trying to pick up his verbal and non-verbal cues.’
    • ‘Sufferers have difficulty forming social relationships, problems with verbal and non-verbal communication and a lack of imagination.’
    • ‘Are you sending a non-verbal message that supports your words?’
    • ‘It's no revelation that families talk to each other in unique ways, quite often in a non-verbal manner.’
    • ‘My real passion lies with non-verbal circus performance as I believe it's the only international theatre.’
    • ‘Practice will help you improve how you speak as well as your use of non-verbal communication.’
    • ‘You need not even make the effort; non-verbal signals will do the job for you.’
    • ‘In many situations, non-verbal communication based on signing and body language was all that was possible.’
    • ‘Released at the height of the space race, it's a non-verbal visual experience and features four episodes.’
    • ‘They are also likely to give verbal or non-verbal cues.’
    • ‘The non-verbal cues given during a face-to-face meeting will not come across in an electronic survey.’
    • ‘Cultural differences would have some impact on Salem's ability to read people, but apparently much non-verbal communication is universal.’
    • ‘It's about a mindset and a lifestyle, and the non-verbal aspects of them.’
    • ‘The performances are particularly commendable because the actors communicate so much about their characters in a non-verbal way.’
    • ‘The translator must pay special attention to the non-verbal aspects of communication.’
    • ‘We are all aware that a lot of interpersonal communication occurs through non-verbal gestures.’