Meaning of preverbal by Wiktionary Dictionary
- ( child development ) At an early stage of development in which one is not yet able to communicate by means of words.
- 1989, Anne Fernald, "Intonation and Communicative Intent in Mothers' Speech to Infants: Is the Melody the Message?," Child Development, Vol. 60, No. 6, p. 1497,
- ( linguistics, of a part of speech ) Occurring before the verb in a sentence or expression.