self-expression

noun self-ex·pres·sion \ ˌself-ik-ˈspre-shən \

Definition of self-expression

: the expression of one's own personality : assertion of one's individual traits

self-expressive

play \ˌself-ik-ˈspre-siv\ adjective

First Known Use of self-expression

1892

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SELF-EXPRESSION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of self-expression for English Language Learners

  • : the expression of your thoughts or feelings especially through artistic activities (such as painting, writing, dancing, etc.)



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