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body language

nonverbal, usually unconscious, communication through the use of postures, gestures, facial expressions, and the like.
Origin of body language
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Since the men did not speak the Indian dialects, sex was a body language.

    The Haciendas of Mexico Paul Alexander Bartlett
  • The kid was up now, body language saying he wanted to get far away, fast.


    Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for body language

body language

the nonverbal imparting of information by means of conscious or subconscious bodily gestures, posture, etc
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