facial gesture


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Noun1.facial gesture - a gesture executed with the facial musclesfacial gesture - 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
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The idea is to log a facial gesture such as a smile, a blink or a frown to unlock accounts.
The retail giant has filed a patent for recognition software which uses a facial gesture - such as a wink - as a unique signature, to boost security.
"We needed very malleable faces--plasticine faces that could go from one extreme facial gesture to another," said Sargent.
Every facial gesture and vocal inflection is a surgical reflection of Josie's desperate desire to be loved, snatching Joe away from Frieda, only to be undone by her naive romantic impulses.
Intel are trying to develop 3D facial gesture recognition software to speed up the rate at which he can write.
Badness-honour is a repertoire that employs language, facial gesture, bodily poses and an assertive mien to compel rivals or allies to grant power, concede respect, accord deference or satisfy material want.
"Wow," I thought, "this choir is responding with precision to each and every hand and facial gesture." Still deeper, I thought how gestures could be applied to improving the safety message.
Director John Lasseter and his Pixar studios worked for years on the production ensuring that every facial gesture of his cast and crew was pixel perfect - and it shows.
Neither were his friends at any point of the day, even when watching Slideofhill show a determined lack of dynamism while more than a dozen cameras snapped every facial gesture.
Although he has sung arias from the role for many years, his 2007 performances at the Royal Opera House showed him at the top of his game, seething malice with every note and facial gesture.
And by playing Brick with brooding lassitude for the most part, often relying on a facial gesture to impart his amused rancor, it allows Johnsen room to effectively unleash his emotional torment when it matters.
At a CBC new-music concert in 1997, Alan Horgan noted in The Globe and Mail that Tessier's "clear French was aided by intelligent vocal inflection and subtle facial gesture." Tessier has made a name for himself in operetta, too.