Definition of nonword in English:


Syllabification: non·word
Pronunciation: /ˈnänˌwərd


A group of letters or speech sounds that looks or sounds like a word but is not accepted as such by native speakers.
More example sentences
  • 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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