eye contact Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “eye contact” - English Dictionary

Definition of "eye contact" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

eye contactnoun [U]

 us   /ˈɑɪ ˌkɑn·tækt/
the ​act of ​lookingdirectly in the ​eyes of another ​person as the other ​personlooks at you
(Definition of eye contact from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "eye contact" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

eye contactnoun [U]

uk   us  
C2 the ​situation in which two ​peoplelook at each other's ​eyes at the same ​time: He's very ​shy and never makeseyecontact. If you're ​telling the ​truth, why are you avoidingeyecontact with me?
(Definition of eye contact from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "eye contact" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

eye contactnoun [U]

uk   us  
a ​situation in which two ​peoplelook directly into each other's eyes. Eye ​contact is considered to be an important ​part of ​effectivecommunication: Throughout the ​interview, she was ​trying to remain polite while ​avoiding directeyecontact. Lack of ​eyecontact during a ​conversation is sometimes ​thought to be an ​indicator that the ​person is lying. good/​pooreyecontactmake/avoid/maintain eye contact (with sb) Skilful presenters are good at making ​eyecontact with an ​audience.
(Definition of eye contact from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “eye contact”
in Chinese (Simplified) 目光接触…
in Turkish göz teması…
in Russian взгляд в глаза…
in Chinese (Traditional) 目光接觸…
in Polish kontakt wzrokowy…
What is the pronunciation of eye contact?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More