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body language

noun
1.
nonverbal, usually unconscious, communication through the use of postures, gestures, facial expressions, and the like.
Origin of body language
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • The kid was up now, body language saying he wanted to get far away, fast.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • Since the men did not speak the Indian dialects, sex was a body language.

    The Haciendas of Mexico Paul Alexander Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for body language

body language

noun
1.
the nonverbal imparting of information by means of conscious or subconscious bodily gestures, posture, etc
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