facial expression

Definitions of facial expression
  1. noun
    a gesture executed with the facial muscles
    synonyms: facial gesture
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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
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    gesture, motion
    the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
  2. noun
    the feelings expressed on a person's face
    synonyms: aspect, expression, face, look
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    leer
    a suggestive or sneering look or grin
    light, spark, sparkle, twinkle
    merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
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    countenance, visage
    the appearance conveyed by a person's face
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