facial expression


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Noun1.facial expression - a gesture executed with the facial musclesfacial 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
grimace, face - a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"
frown, scowl - a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
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 facefacial 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
sparkle, twinkle, spark, light - merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
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He fell back on facial expression, to imply that he was interested and that she might tell all.
Deep lines appeared on his forehead; for it is an awful thing for a football enthusiast to be compelled to applaud, in the very middle of the Cup-ties, purely by means of facial expression.
They were at too great a distance for the Europeans to know whether their facial expressions portrayed pity or rage, but be that as it may, none offered to interfere.
Tarzan had seen the surprise caused by his notice, and while he could understand nothing of the spoken language of these strange people their gestures and facial expressions told him much.
They gulped the stuff down with many facial expressions of delight, followed by loud lip-smackings of approval, though the liquor was raw enough and corrosive enough to burn their mucous membranes.
His quick-changing facial expressions might tell every thought and mood, but the tongue, perforce, ran hard after, repeating, like a second Boswell.
Indeed, the time between when a character speaks and when their coinciding facial expression changes is vital in sidestepping the uncanny valley.
The phylogeny of the muscles of facial expression and the facial nerve is somewhat less easily understood than that of other muscles of branchiomeric origin.
a parent displays a fearful facial expression upon seeing a child climb onto a counter), children who are less sensitive to these expressions will be less punished by them, and therefore less apt to refrain from the behaviors.
The perceptual advantage of facial and emotional stimuli placed on the left side of the observer has been thoroughly investigated in humans and other primates and has been interpreted as evidence of right-hemisphere dominance in the perception of facial expression of emotions.