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Definition of Expressive

Expressive

  1. Serving to express, utter, or represent; indicative; communicative; -- followed by of; as, words expressive of his gratitude.
  2. Full of expression; vividly representing the meaning or feeling meant to be conveyed; significant; emphatic; as, expressive looks or words.

Expressive Quotations

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Henri Matisse

Modernism, rebelling against the ornament of the 19th century, limited the vocabulary of the designer. Modernism emphasized straight lines, eliminating the expressive S curve. This made it harder to communicate emotions through design.
Eva Zeisel

If there's any object in human experience that's a precedent for what a computer should be like, it's a musical instrument: a device where you can explore a huge range of possibilities through an interface that connects your mind and your body, allowing you to be emotionally authentic and expressive.
Jaron Lanier

Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.
Louis Kahn

My mother tongue, Mende, is very expressive, very figurative, and when I write, I always struggle to find the English equivalent of things that I really want to say in Mende. For example, in Mende, you wouldn't say 'night came suddenly'; you would say 'the sky rolled over and changed its sides.'
Ishmael Beah
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Expressive Translations

expressive in French is expressif
expressive in Italian is espressivo
expressive in Norwegian is uttrykksfull
expressive in Spanish is expresivo
expressive in Swedish is uttrycksfull
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