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Definition of Expression


  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. The act of declaring or signifying; declaration; utterance; as, an expression of the public will.
  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. That which is expressed by a countenance, a posture, a work of art, etc.; look, as indicative of thought or feeling.
  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. The representation of any quantity by its appropriate characters or signs.

Expression Quotations

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
Billy Joel

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.
Anne Roiphe

Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength.
James E. Faust

The goal of art was the vital expression of self.
Alfred Stieglitz
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Expression Translations

expression in Afrikaans is gesig, uitdrukking
expression in Danish is udtryk
expression in Dutch is bewoording, betuiging, gezegde
expression in Finnish is ilme
expression in French is listing, mine, expression, terme
expression in Italian is espressione
expression in Norwegian is uttrykk
expression in Spanish is expresion
expression in Swedish is term, min, uttryck, fras
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