Definition of expressivity
1 : the relative capacity of a gene to affect the phenotype of the organism of which it is a part
2 : the quality of being expressive
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Reeves’s admirably minimalist expressivity and air of distraction, as if he is perpetually tuned into a higher frequency, lends Wick a deceptive semblance of substance that the script doesn’t define and the action doesn’t dramatize.
But accompanied by his longtime pianist, Ivari Ilja, Mr. Hvorostovsky sang with his trademark smoky colorings and affecting expressivity, including several bleakly poignant Russian songs that deal with death, grief and longing.
Rather, the terminology, assumptions, and mode of expressivity were all geared toward a very specific audience.
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