Definition of expository
: of, relating to, or containing exposition expository writing
Examples of expository in a Sentence
an expository piece on the workings of the internal-combustion engine
Recent Examples of expository from the Web
Kostova is a clearheaded, elegant writer with a sneaky gift for incorporating the history and culture of a place into the nooks and crannies of a book that never feels bossy or expository.
Still, Comey did not shun the spotlight that came with those politically sensitive investigations, holding unusually expository press conferences and giving freewheeling congressional testimony.
Her goal is to open a school teaching expository writing, professional development and public speaking –
Very little that's spoken, though, feels merely expository or interpolated.
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First Known Use of expository
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Definition of expository for English Language Learners
—used to describe writing that is done to explain something
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