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expression

ex·pres·sion

expression

 
 
pronunciation:
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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, relation, speech, statement, talk
definition 2: the way one's face looks at a particular moment that shows how one feels.
She has tears in her eyes and a sad expression on her face.
similar words:
face, look
definition 3: a common saying.
My brother often uses the expression "more or less."
synonyms:
phrase, saying
similar words:
proverb, term
derivations: expressionless (adj.), expressionlessly (adv.)
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