Definition of nonword in English:

nonword

Syllabification: non·word
Pronunciation: /ˈnänˈwərd
 
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noun

  • A group of letters or speech sounds that looks or sounds like a word but is not accepted as such by native speakers.
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    • The task was simply to indicate if the last word was a word or a non-word.
    • About half the letter strings constitute valid words, which are randomly interspersed with non-words.
    • And who was the P.T. Barnum-like genius who fused the word Confederate with the non-word rama?

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