facial expression

Definitions of facial expression
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n a gesture executed with the facial muscles

Synonyms:
facial gesture
Types:
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emoticon
a representation of a facial expression (as a smile or frown) created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email
gape
an expression of openmouthed astonishment
face, grimace
a contorted facial expression
frown, scowl
a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
grin, grinning, smile, smiling
a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
laugh
a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
snarl
an angry vicious expression
straight face
a serious facial expression giving no evidence of interest or amusement
wink
closing one eye quickly as a signal
wince
the facial expression of sudden pain
smiley
an emoticon of a smiling face
rictus
a gaping grimace
moue, pout, wry face
a disdainful grimace
simper
a silly self-conscious smile
smirk
a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure
Type of:
gesture, motion
the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

n the feelings expressed on a person's face

Synonyms:
aspect, expression, face, look
Types:
leer
a suggestive or sneering look or grin
light, spark, sparkle, twinkle
merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
Type of:
countenance, visage
the appearance conveyed by a person's face

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