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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for body language

gesture, motion, kinesics, mannerisms

Examples from the Web for body language

Contemporary Examples of body language

  • As the younger, more handsome man, Karasu said, he had a definite edge in the body-language department.

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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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