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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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.
They sat rather like a very superior lot of waxworks, with the fixed but indetermined facial expression and with that odd air wax figures have of being aware of their existence being but a sham.
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. In this time of affliction he found Isabel an ever-increasing comfort to him.
Summary: The cameras analyse facial expressions of clients before and after the processing of their transactions.
are represented by universal facial expressions across all cultures.
"It's hard enough for humans--and even harder for robots--to figure out what someone feels based solely on their facial expressions or body language.
Coauthored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Texas A&M, the paper looked at nearly 50 years of data testing whether facial expressions can lead people to feel the emotions related to those expressions.
American psychologists looked at nearly 50 years of data, testing whether facial expressions can lead people to feel the emotions related to those expressions.