body language


noun

nonverbal, usually unconscious, communication through the use of postures, gestures, facial expressions, and the like.

Nearby words

  1. body dysmorphic disorder,
  2. body english,
  3. body fluid,
  4. body horror,
  5. body image,
  6. body louse,
  7. body mass index,
  8. body mechanics,
  9. body mike,
  10. body modification


Origin of body language

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for body language

body language

noun

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