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Definition of 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

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
Aaron Copland

There are a lot of ways to be expressive in life, but I wasn't good at some of them. Music, for instance. I was a distinct failure with the cello. Eventually, my parents sold the cello and bought a vacuum cleaner. The sound in our home improved.
Sam Abell

I have problems because I'm very expressive, and usually red lipstick gets on my teeth and face.
Jessica Chastain

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
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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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