body language

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of body language

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

Examples of body language in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of body language

1885


BODY LANGUAGE Defined for English Language Learners

body language

noun

Definition of body language for English Language Learners

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


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