Definition of expressive
Examples of expressive in a Sentence
the expressive function of language
the teacher's expressive sigh showed that she had heard that excuse many times before
Recent Examples of expressive from the Web
The NSO’s expressive cohesion made quite an impact all night.
The rear of the Rio is now more upright thanks to shorter overhangs and thinner, more expressive taillights.
Jahn himself floated such an idea in January, part of a plan that would splice a boldly expressive, 1,340-foot hotel and residential tower onto the center's southwest corner.
Phuc was more expressive on the need to form a consensus with the U.S. on trade.
Her book is full of drawings: of people with thick, expressive eyebrows; of humans and birds praised for their smallness; of writers and musicians who wander into detours.
A video of an ASL nursery rhyme, done in collaboration with a lab in Paris, shows why that matters: the system can create clear, expressive language delivered through a three-dimensional character.
And for every 30-minute increase in handheld screen time, the kids had a 49 percent increased risk of expressive speech delay.
No wonder that fanatics and suicide bombers hate a brainy, expressive crowd like that.
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First Known Use of expressive
EXPRESSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of expressive for English Language Learners
: showing emotions and feelings clearly and openly
: showing or expressing something
: of or relating to expression
EXPRESSIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of expressive for Students
1 : showing emotions : full of expression expressive eyes
2 : making something known Her story is expressive of her mood.
Legal Definition of expressive
1 : of or relating to expression
2 : serving to express or represent expressive conduct protected by the First Amendment
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