the study of bodily movements, facial expressions, etc. as ways of communication or as accompaniments to speech
Origin of kinesicsfrom Classical Greek kin?sis (see kinesiology) + -ics
nounused with a sing. verb
The study of nonlinguistic bodily movements, such as gestures and facial expressions, as a systematic mode of communication.
Origin of kinesicsFrom Greek kīnēsis movement ; see kinesis .
From Ancient Greek κίνησις (kinēsis, “motion, movement”).