Definition of expressive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    expressive

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɪkˈsprɛsɪv//
     
     
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  1. 1showing or able to show your thoughts and feelings She has wonderfully expressive eyes. the expressive power of his music compare expressionless
  2. 2[not before noun] expressive of something (formal) showing something; existing as an expression of something Every word and gesture is expressive of the artist's sincerity.
expressively
 
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adverb He raised his eyebrows expressively.
expressiveness
 
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noun [uncountable] the poetic expressiveness of the sonata
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