eye contact

noun
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of eye contact

: visual contact with another person's eyes

Examples of eye contact in a Sentence

  1. He maintained eye contact with me throughout the conversation.

  2. The speaker made eye contact with audience members.

  3. The jury avoided eye contact with the defendant as the verdict was read.

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First Known Use of eye contact

1942

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EYE CONTACT Defined for English Language Learners

eye contact

Definition of eye contact for English Language Learners

  • : a situation in which two people are looking directly into each other's eyes


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eye contact

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medical Definition of eye contact

: visual contact with another person's eyes

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