body language


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body language

n.
The gestures, postures, and facial expressions by which a person manifests various physical, mental, or emotional states and communicates nonverbally with others.

body language

n
(Psychology) the nonverbal imparting of information by means of conscious or subconscious bodily gestures, posture, etc

bod′y lan`guage


n.
nonverbal, usu. unconscious, communication through the use of gestures, facial expressions, etc.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.body language - communication via the movements or attitudes of the body
visual communication - communication that relies on vision
Translations
لُغَةُ الجَسَد
řeč těla
kropssprog
testbeszéd
reč tela
vücut dili

body language

nlinguaggio del corpo

body

(ˈbodi) plural ˈbodies noun
1. the whole frame of a man or animal including the bones and flesh. Athletes have to look after their bodies.
2. a dead person. The battlefield was covered with bodies.
3. the main part of anything. the body of the hall.
4. a mass. a huge body of evidence.
5. a group of persons acting as one. professional bodies.
ˈbodily adjective
of the body. bodily needs.
adverb
by the entire (physical) body. They lifted him bodily and carried him off.
ˈbodyguard noun
a guard or guards to protect (especially an important person). the president's bodyguard.
ˈbody language noun
body movements, facial expressions etc that show what a person (really) feels or thinks.
ˈbodywork noun
the outer casing of a car etc. The bodywork of his new car has rusted already.
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It's all in little actions we don't realise we're doing - clever psychology types claim body language accounts for 55% of communication, actual words for a mere 7% and the tone of our voices the remaining 38%.
One such skill students should have in their arsenal is the ability to read body language.