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|Noun||1.||facial expression - a gesture executed with the facial muscles|
emoticon - a representation of a facial expression (as a smile or frown) created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email; ":-( and :-) are emoticons"
motion, gesture - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
gape - an expression of openmouthed astonishment
grin, grinning, smile, smiling - a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
laugh - a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing; "his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"
snarl - an angry vicious expression
straight face - a serious facial expression giving no evidence of interest or amusement
wink - closing one eye quickly as a signal
wince - the facial expression of sudden pain
|2.||facial expression - the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"|
countenance, visage - the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"
leer - a suggestive or sneering look or grin