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Definition of "eye contact" []

  • Direct visual contact with another's eyes: "He managed to say hello to 12 people in five seconds without making eye contact with a single one” ( Village Voice). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eye contact" in a sentence
  • "Kirk was aware that the Drelb had produced those large, human blue eyes simply because she knew that humans are more comfortable if eye contact is made—even so, the gesture touched him."
  • "Goveia was doing everything but making eye contact with Captain Gold."
  • "Fresh from his game and his shower, dressed in lime green shorts and a tailored white shirt, Roncoroni was hospitable but unsmiling, long on eye contact and short on warmth, a 4-handicap golfer whose family had been associated with the course since before the war, and who had entertained kings, queens, princes, an American member named George Clooney, and various Milanese big shots."
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