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Meaning of “body language” in the English Dictionary

"body language" in British English

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body languagenoun [U]

uk   us  
the ​movements or ​positions of ​yourbody that show other ​people how you are ​feeling, without using words: I could ​tell from her ​bodylanguage that she was very ​embarrassed.
(Definition of body language from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"body language" in American English

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body languagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈbɑd·i ˌlæŋ·ɡwɪdʒ/
the ​movements or ​positions by which you show other ​peopleyourfeelings without using words: Their body language said that they were really ​enjoying each other’s ​company.
(Definition of body language from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"body language" in Business English

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body languagenoun [U]

uk   us   COMMUNICATIONS
body ​movements that show someone's thoughts and ​feelings: When giving a ​presentation the ​righttone of voice and body ​language are as important as what you are saying.
(Definition of body language from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “body language”
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体语言,肢体语言…
in Turkish vücut dili…
in Russian жестикуляция и мимика…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體語言,肢體語言…
in Polish język ciała…
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