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Definitions of expression

  1. the expression on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing; "the expression of milk from her breast" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions; "expressions of good will"; "he helped me find expression for my ideas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of expressing; the act of forcing out by pressure; as, the expression of juices or oils; also, of extorting or eliciting; as, a forcible expression of truth. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act of declaring or signifying; declaration; utterance; as, an expression of the public will. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Lively or vivid representation of meaning, sentiment, or feeling, etc.; significant and impressive indication, whether by language, appearance, or gesture; that manner or style which gives life and suggestive force to ideas and sentiments; as, he reads with expression; her performance on the piano has expression. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That which is expressed by a countenance, a posture, a work of art, etc.; look, as indicative of thought or feeling. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The representation of any quantity by its appropriate characters or signs. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The act or power of representing anything; a saying; mode of speech; change of the countenance; manner of speaking. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Act of expressing or forcing out by pressure: act of representing or giving utterance to: faithful and vivid representation by language, art, the features, etc.: that which is expressed: look: feature: the manner in which anything is expressed: tone of voice or sound in music. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A pressing out; representation; utterance of thought or feeling; phrase; look. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. That which is uttered. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Aspect; look; looks. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A pressing out. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The act of expressing or forcing out by pressure; the art or power of uttering, declaring, or representing; utterance; declaration; representation; a phrase or mode of speech; diction; the peculiar manner of utterance suited to the subject and sentiment; representation, as suggestive of an idea, a mood, or an emotion; the tone, grace, or modulation of voice or sound suited to any particular subject; that manner which gives life and reality to ideas and sentiments; the character or feeling as expressed in the countenance, attitude, &c; distinct, sonerous, and pleasing pronunciation, accompanied with action suited to the subject; the representation of any quantity by its appropriate character or signs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Manner of utterance; mode of speech; declaration; a natural and lively representation of an object in painting or sculpture; the transient change which takes place in the permanent form of a face or figure while under the influence of various emotions; the modulation of the voice suited to the subject in music; the appearance of the countenance; the representation of an algebraic quantity by its proper symbols. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. EXPRESSIONLESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for expression

  1. Mrs. Pelby paused, and looked him in the face with an expression of half despair and half astonishment. – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  2. Mrs. Verrier's expression changed. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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