from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The gestures, postures, and facial expressions by which a person manifests various physical, mental, or emotional states and communicates nonverbally with others.
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- n. Nonverbal communication by means of facial expressions, eye behavior, gestures, posture, and the like; often thought to be involuntary.
- n. Deliberate, usually culturally influenced, nonverbal communication using the body through facial expressions, gestures, dance, mime, etc.
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- n. communication via the movements or attitudes of the body
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She'd never been adept at reading body language but Pepperdine's was loud and clear.
That is, the child who is unable to interpret and understand the nonverbal behavior of others will also have marked difficulty understanding the effects of his own body language and paralinguistic skills.
The ability to read and interpret body language is known as kinesics.
His expression was good-natured as always, but his body language said "Man Working-Do Not Disturb" as plainly as if he'd hung out a sign.
Her body language is dramatic—the wayshe crosses her arms to say ‘What do you mean by that?’
He wants to hear where you spent your holiday, and was the hotel nice, while he reads your body language and blink rate, and waits for the tell-tale change in your voice-level.
Ayshen's body language showed relief in the relaxation of his tail and stubby-taloned fingers.
His rhetorical body language was superb, even with the severe disadvantages of his height and physique, neither lending itself to the toga; to wear the toga superlatively, a man had to be tall, wide of shoulder, and narrow of hip, and move with consummate grace.
He looked at her as she approached, his brow furrowing as if he saw something in her body language or on her face that troubled him.