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expression

ex·pres·sion

expression

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spre shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of telling or showing thoughts or feelings.
His gift was an expression of his love.
synonyms:
communication, telling
similar words:
announcement, enunciation, proclamation, relation, show, speech, statement, talk
definition 2: the appearance of one's face at a particular moment that communicates how one feels.
She has tears in her eyes and a sad expression on her face.
similar words:
air, appearance, aspect, bearing, face, look, posture, tone
definition 3: the use of tone of voice or position of the body or face to show feeling.
The teacher read the story with lots of expression.
similar words:
appearance, attitude, manner, mode, posture, set, way
definition 4: a common saying.
My brother uses the expression, "It takes one to know one."
synonyms:
saying
similar words:
adage, idiom, proverb, term
derivations: expressionless (adj.), expressionlessly (adv.)
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