Definition of nonspeaking in English:

nonspeaking

Syllabification: non·speak·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈspēkiNG
 
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adjective

  • 1(Of a role or part) not requiring the actor to speak.
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    • Pylades is (rather awkwardly) written as a nonspeaking part, and the two silent members of the three-woman Chorus are no little girls, and quite marginal besides.
    • It is, to be sure, hard to convey the Cultural Revolution with only three speaking parts and one nonspeaking one.
    • Her version of the production, partly hindered by the absence of the requisite two-tiered set and by her cutting down the nonspeaking roles from six to four, lacks some much-needed bite.
  • 1.1Unable or unwilling to speak: the equipment will make an amazing difference to nonspeaking children at the school
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    • In studying communication-related responses among nonspeaking patients treated with mechanical ventilation, Menzel found that patients had greatest difficulty in communicating with their family members.
    • Therefore, our data most likely underrepresent the communication abilities and communication interactions of nonspeaking seriously ill adults.
    • We present the results of a pilot study to describe the communication abilities, methods, and content among nonspeaking nonsurviving patients who received mechanical ventilation in an ICU.

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