head-nodding

head-nod·ding

(hed'nod-ing),
Head movements associated with congenital nystagmus, spasmus nutans, and miner's nystagmus.
Synonym(s): head tremors
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Ashley (Singer/Guitarist): Smooth, catchy, head-nodding, indie rock.
NS is characterized by head-nodding (an atonic form of epilepsy), often followed by clonic - tonic seizures, developmental retardation and faltering growth.
Opener Collect Yourself is a 1990s throwback with a Dodgy-esque feel, catchy chorus and head-nodding riffs.
Not from the music, though, which tends to provoke the visceral rushing of adrenalin and a jerkily futile attempt at sympathetic head-nodding and toe-tapping.
Male drivers in particular are being urged to get plenty of sleep and take regular breaks, as research from Brake and Direct Line reveals a horrifying 45% admit 'head-nodding' ' at the wheel - meaning they have been asleep briefly, risking appalling crashes.
As for the judges, Sir Tom doesn't seem to have come into his own yet and is a little too quiet for my liking, Jessie J is downright annoying with her perpetual head-nodding and mouthing of the songs, Will.i.am is slightly quirky, which is no bad thing, and Danny seems way out of his comfort zone.
One speaker explained to the massed ranks of councillors - who always put their political differences aside to indulge in a bit of solemn, head-nodding indignation with the far-right - that he had been forced to endure "skinheads hanging around on street corners" for the duration of the conference.
You might think constant praise and head-nodding are the way to a person's heart but research suggests this may not be true, with people tending to be more attracted to those who start offlukewarm and then become more positive towards the end of the date.
Their mix of rock riffs and Greg's dreamy falsetto vocals don't so much sweep you away as grab you by the ears and lift you sky-high, and what started off as head-nodding and feet-tapping soon escalated to full-on boogying.
He praises and gives shout-outs to his blues artist colleagues on "Who's Gonna Fill Those Shoes," and he goes down-home on the head-nodding, foot-patting "Best Damn Fool." He is joined by vocalist Susan Tedeschi on the bouncy "Too Many Tears," and Bekka Bramlett and Wendy Moten on the rousing "Show Me the Money." Throughout it all, blues master Buddy Guy thoroughly entertains with his signature polka dot Fender Strat guitar.
If you've been living under a rock, just clear your throat and give their head-nodding single "I'd Rather" a spin to see what (or who) is going down.
The Elbow generation have turned it into a forum for droll references and audience head-nodding.