Definition of Facial gesture
1. Noun. A gesture executed with the facial muscles.
Specialized synonyms: Emoticon, Gape, Face, Grimace, Frown, Scowl, Grin, Grinning, Smile, Smiling, Laugh, Snarl, Straight Face, Wink, Wince
Generic synonyms: Gesture, Motion
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Facial Gesture
Literary usage of Facial gesture
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Modern Masters of Pulpit Discourse by William Cleaver Wilkinson (1905)
"facial gesture is good; for the face may be a vivid pantomime to accompany, illumine, ... But facial gesture is not the same as facial distortion. ..."
2. Character and Temperament by Joseph Jastrow (1921)
"facial gesture participates in the composite issue. ... The metaphor of speech and of facial gesture agree: I say that so-and-so's behavior makes me "sick" ..."
3. Trukese-English Dictionary =: Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós, Chuuk-Ingenes by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"make a facial gesture consisting of a slight shake of the head, ... a facial gesture consisting of dropping the eyelids and at the same time looking aside ..."
4. Problems of Nature by Gustav Jäger (1897)
"... and even reptiles, and other lower animals, have at least one facial gesture of great importance at their disposal, viz., the expression of the eye. ..."
5. The Second Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Proceedings by Yusuf Pisan, SIGART. (2005)
"A movement along with facial, gesture, and posture expressions comprises the representation of behavior. Psychologists have researched how people use their ..."
6. The Mediterranean Race: A Study of the Origin of European Peoples by Giuseppe Sergi (1901)
"... distant from each other, the face not flattened, of oval and ellipsoidal contour, the neck long and rounded ; in face and look and facial gesture there ..."