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body language

noun [U] uk   us  
the movements or positions of your body that show other people how you are feeling, without using words: I could tell from her body language that she was very embarrassed.
Translations of “body language”
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體語言,肢體語言…
in Russian жестикуляция и мимика…
in Turkish vücut dili…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体语言,肢体语言…
in Polish język ciała…
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