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body language

noun

Simple Definition of body language

  • : movements or positions of the body that express a person's thoughts or feelings

Full Definition of body language

  1. :  the gestures, movements, and mannerisms by which a person or animal communicates with others

Examples of body language

  1. We could tell from his body language that he was nervous.



1926

First Known Use of body language

1926


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