Definition of Body language

1. Noun. Communication via the movements or attitudes of the body.

Generic synonyms: Visual Communication

Definition of Body language

1. Noun. Nonverbal communication by means of facial expressions, eye behavior, gestures, posture, and the like; often thought to be involuntary. ¹

2. Noun. Deliberate, usually culturally influenced, nonverbal communication using the body through facial expressions, gestures, dance, mime, etc. ¹

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Medical Definition of Body language

1. The expression of thoughts and feelings by means of nonverbal bodily movements, e.g., gestures, or via the symptoms of hysterical conversion. See: kinesics. Communication by means of bodily signs. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Body Language

body corporate
body count
body covering
body double
body doubles
body dysmorphic disorder
body fluid
body fluid compartments
body fluids
body forth
body guard
body hair
body hairs
body horror
body image
body language (current term)
body languages
body length
body lice
body lotion
body louse
body mechanics
body modification
body modifications
body odor
body odors
body odour
body odours

Literary usage of Body language

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fantasy Islands: A Man's Guide to Exotic Women and International Travel by Wade T. Wilson (1998)
"body language Some countries have tiny English-speaking populations. If you visit these you might need experience teaching English as a second language ..."

2. Cultural Competence for Evaluators: A Guide for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse edited by Mario A. Orlandi (1998)
"In fact, the body language of African Americans might be viewed as a highly exquisite form of pantomime. It is because of the many subtle patterns of ..."

3. Living With Siva by Subramuniya (2001)
"body language has to truly be the language of the body. It's a dead giveaway. body language is the language of the mind being expressed through the body. ..."

4. What Work Requires of Schools: A Scans Report for America 2000 (1991)
"Receives, attends to, interprets, and responds to verbal messages and other cues such as body language in ways that are appropriate to the purpose; ..."

5. Yoga's Forgotten Foundation: Twenty Timeless Keys to Your Divine Destiny by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (2004)
"As he matures and yields the harvest of divine knowledge, he too bends his head. body language has to truly be the language of the body. ..."

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