when I talk about body, I always split the head from the body. What word I can use a word that include my body with my head?

For example: The music is calling my body.

I want to mean my brain and head also enjoy the music, not just the body, not just the rhythm.

In computer language, they split up like /head>, /body>

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    Body: the whole physical structure that forms a person or animal. dictionary.cambridge.org/it/dizionario/inglese/body -
    – user 66974
    Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 20:37
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    You may use the expression “my whole body”.
    – user 66974
    Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 20:38
  • So I have to express in order to mean the whole body. Come on, there must be a better noun for this. This is our bodies. Everyone got the body,
    – sadsadboy
    Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 20:40
  • Hi, welcome to the site :) ... can you clarify your question a little bit, please? Do you include arms and legs in your normal use of the word body? So not just the torso, but the whole physical organism except the head? When you say, "my brain and head also enjoy the music", do you mean your mind as well as your body, or only the physical organs of head and brain? Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 20:42
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    I agree with the first two comments: "body" covers your intended meaning, or "whole body" emphasises it. When a news report says a dead body was found somewhere, nobody (ha!) interprets that as meaning a headless corpse. I don't think your point about computing terminology is relevant to the way people describe human bodies. Incidentally, our bodies have more than five basic senses.
    – nnnnnn
    Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 21:28

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Before suggesting some answers, I will note that the word body can be used in various ways. The comment by user067531 is correct: body can include the head. If someone wants to be clear that they are talking about the full body (with head), the most normal and common expression is "whole body". This corresponds to sense 1) in this dictionary definition.

My whole body sways to the rhythm.

However, you are correct that there is another sense of body, which excludes the head. This is sense 3) in the linked definition above.

The blow almost severed his head from his body.

There are many other words that mean the whole physical/biological body of a person (including the head). There are also many that refer to the whole person, including the physical body and thoughts, feelings, perceptions.

Some of these words make very subtle distinctions between different aspects of a human being. For example the word soma means

The body as distinct from the soul, mind, or psyche.

Words like physicality, corporeality and organism can be used in a similar way.

If you mean that every part of you - physical and mental - is affected by the music, then you can just use the pronouns I or me without any extra explanation.

The music moved me.

You could replace "me" in that sentence with one of these: "my being"; "my whole self".

There are also various philosophical and scientific questions about how mind and body are connected, and the difference between the subjective experience of one's body and the objective experience of someone else's body (or your own body image), and so on... but those go beyond the remit of this website!

  • GOOD! Thank you. You save me from falling, thank you :)
    – sadsadboy
    Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 21:51
  • I find a minor question about this. Can I call the whole body as "the mortal"?
    – sadsadboy
    Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 22:23
  • It would be very unusual to describe the body as "the mortal". You can say that, but only if you believe that all the non-physical aspects of a person survive after death. Like, if you think that your personality, emotions and thoughts cannot die. Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 22:34
  • Thx. I have another extra question for asking expert like you. I think the mortal can mean things between random and calculated, any better word? Maybe it's interesting to see the relationship of a better word and the mortal are related. I want to learn more way to describe human. Hope you don't mind , thx
    – sadsadboy
    Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 22:38
  • I don't understand that question, sorry! 'Mortal' as an adjective means 'something that can die', for example: "the gods are immortal, man is mortal". As a noun, ' a mortal' means a human or an animal, etc... anything that doesn't live forever. Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 22:44

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