Definition of body language in English:

body language

noun

  • [mass noun] The conscious and unconscious movements and postures by which attitudes and feelings are communicated:

    ‘his intent was clearly expressed in his body language’
    • ‘His words speak of confidence and success while his body language indicates nervousness and discomfort.’
    • ‘And there are definitely certain types of body language that will attract all sorts of attention.’
    • ‘Elbow to elbow the fans look for body language that signals a horse is ready to rumble.’
    • ‘When you watch their movements in training, their body language will tell you things.’
    • ‘You could argue that interpreting body language involves unconsciously reading auras.’
    • ‘They read body language and eye movements so that they know when they're saying things.’
    • ‘Imagine not being able to interpret the facial expressions and body language the rest of us take for granted.’
    • ‘I find mentalism, hypnotism and the study of body language very intriguing.’
    • ‘Every dance has it own body language and includes movements that may be richly comic when we analyze them.’
    • ‘The artist pays close attention to the facial expression and body language of men.’
    • ‘Yet once mastered, we can all use body language to get the message across in exactly the way we want.’
    • ‘I became more conscious of my body language and my level of physical contact.’
    • ‘A good first step to becoming more assertive is to consider your own body language through role play.’
    • ‘He will become a master of your body language and facial expressions in no time at all.’
    • ‘The distinctive ear tufts are a tool for sending signals to other lynx by body language.’
    • ‘Let others know from your body language that you welcome their communication with you.’
    • ‘Now I'm no psychiatrist but I do have a good understanding of psychology and body language.’
    • ‘I use a lot of body language to express my feelings and affection when I'm with friends in person.’
    • ‘Wiggins's facial and body language smacks of the gawky teenager in Dazed And Confused.’
    • ‘This is something I am going to address with reference to feminist psychology on power and body language.’
    gesture, sign, wave, gesticulation, cue, prompt, indicator, indication, communication, message
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Pronunciation:

body language

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