nonspeaking


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nonspeaking

(ˌnɒnˈspiːkɪŋ)
adj
(Theatre) (of a part in a play) not having any lines to be said
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonspeaking - not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken linesnonspeaking - not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken lines; "had a nonspeaking role in the play"
speaking - capable of or involving speech or speaking; "human beings--the speaking animals"; "a speaking part in the play"
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But Hamill admitted he only learned after almost a year of dieting and training he wouldn't be appearing in the movie until the very last scene - and in a nonspeaking part.
In that period, one of the landmarks for the institution of the AAC area was ASHA (American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association) decision to set up an ad hoc Committee on the communicative process of nonspeaking persons in 19782.
One participant, Gordy Baylinson, a teenager with nonspeaking autism, was so moved by the event that he wrote a letter to the police.
According to Ken Loach, all the people we see working in the fictional JobCentre Plus in nonspeaking roles once worked in such a place for real.