from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A turning of one's head to the right and left, signifying denial, disapproval, disbelief, doubt, or bemusement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a shake of the head
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A significant shake of the head, commonly as a signal of denial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A significant shake of the head.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of turning your head left and right to signify denial or disbelief or bemusement
"He could've flapped the wings better," Brandon Jacobs chastised later with a disappointed headshake.
Dr. Sandra behind me has her hand on my shoulder, and I can feel the movement of her sympathetic headshake, reserved for only the most serious cases we see.
The fronsh hav a very gud saying for this… almost as gud as “slow, sad headshake…”
Then I would employ my halfhearted headshake, neither “yes” nor “no,” just a bobble-headed, widowy nod that I had recently adopted.
At some point, usually around nine-ish, I would be faced with the inevitable headshake/tongue cluck/question from a customer about having a baby puppy out so late.
June 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm hunh. there i am. with a vedyvedy old avatart.*slow,sad, headshake*
I cast a quick look at Jamie, who responded with a trace of a headshake.
With a distressed eyeroll at Seanglenn Beckhannity, and a weary headshake at Keithrachel Olbermaddowman, not to mention clenched fists of despair at TalkRadio VonHateScream, let me remind the rest of us -- aka. most people -- that just because the makers of so called News think Balanced and Thoughtful is some long-ago folk duo, it doesn't mean we should join in the sneerfest, and passively watch as standards continue to plummet.
Rick shook his head, not the headshake meaning no, but the one for not much hope, a feeling I didnt understand.
I-I have no words for this. *headshake* I can't decide whether this is one of the most hilarious or one of the most disturbing Wrecks I've ever seen.