Definition of 'expressive'
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There are endless stories in those expressive eyes, and the shadows that catch on sharp cheekbones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The timbre of his strong, expressive voice and the poetry of his lyrics captured the imagination of a generation. Smithsonian Mag (2017)An expressive voice, yes, but here it seemed so brittle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And those expressive eyes and cowered postures exhibit true contrition on their part. Christianity Today (2000)What is already clear is that this is a tenor at the peak of his expressive powers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are some funny twists and the comic actors have great expressive faces. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My mother was really expressive and so was my father. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These biological oddities help to explain the expressive power of the gaze. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His expressive face shines through the computer animation. The Sun (2009)But with that done we can all enjoy four hours with a tenor of sterling security and an expressive range. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What he's not telling us is that it is a wonderfully expressive instrument. The Sun (2007)The first movement suffers particularly, deprived of its bleak but wonderfully expressive scoring. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Indeed, these are artists at the peak of their expressive powers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To his sharp eye, a human foot was as expressive as a face. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)His edges defined his shapes; they were simple and natural and wonderfully expressive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His face is expressive, his eyes bright. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Her accent is deliciously strong, to match her expressive face. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now her face is more expressive, she can move her head more freely and waves her fingers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I must talk about the expressive power of folds. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Why has an actor known for his wonderfully expressive voice joined one of the world's great ballet companies? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Strength: He has really big expressive movements. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The choral singing - cleansed and vivid - is wonderfully expressive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The cooking is expressive, full of vivid colour, contrasting textures and both visual and verbal puns. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet he's equally expressive shading his voice in his middle pitch, almost cradling the listener with intimacy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He sang poetic songs of love and regret in a warm, expressive voice laced with debonair Gallic charm. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The three works on this disc, spanning a quarter of a century, cover a huge sonic and expressive range. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I could see his blue eyes, expressive and vibrant, when movement in his face was so difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Inevitably, her austere solo performance style also lacked some of the expressive range of her studio recordings, which typically benefit from richer instrumentation and more eccentric arrangements. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'expressive'
British English: expressive ADJECTIVE
If you describe a person or their behaviour as expressive, you mean that their behaviour clearly indicates their feelings or intentions.
You can train people to be more expressive.
Definition of expressive from the Collins English Dictionary
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