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Expression meaning

expression - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of expressing; the act of forcing out by pressure; as, the expression of juices or oils; also, of extorting or eliciting; as, a forcible expression of truth.
  2. 2. The act of declaring or signifying; declaration; utterance; as, an expression of the public will.
  3. 3. Lively or vivid representation of meaning, sentiment, or feeling, etc.; significant and impressive indication, whether by language, appearance, or gesture; that manner or style which gives life and suggestive force to ideas and sentiments; as, he reads with expression; her performance on the piano has expression.
  4. 4. That which is expressed by a countenance, a posture, a work of art, etc.; look, as indicative of thought or feeling.
  5. 5. A form of words in which an idea or sentiment is conveyed; a mode of speech; a phrase; as, a common expression; an odd expression.
  6. 6. The representation of any quantity by its appropriate characters or signs.
  7. 7. A pressing out; representation; utterance of thought or feeling; phrase; look.

expression - examples of usage

  1. Then his expression changed. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. I always judge by the expression of the eyes," Mrs. Hilbery continued. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Cassandra looked at her with a puzzled expression. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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