expressive collocations and examples

 UK /ɪkˈspresɪv/

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clearly showing your thoughts or feelings


Adverbs frequently used with expressive
very: deeply, extremely, highly, intensely, powerfully, richly, veryThe pieces are written in a richly expressive style.

Usage note

If something expresses a feeling or quality, you can say that it is expressive of that feeling or quality: Duncan’s dancing was characterized by free, flowing movements expressive of inner emotion.

in an impressive way: beautifully, wonderfullyThis sensitive, beautifully expressive film is a most affecting experience.
 
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