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English definition of “expression”

expression

noun (SHOWING)    /ɪkˈspreʃ.ən/
B2 [C or U] the act of saying what you think or showing how you feel using words or actions : He wrote her a poem as an expression of his love . We've received a lot of expressions of support for our campaign . Freedom of expression is a basic human right . It's better to give expression to (= show) your anger , rather than hiding it.formal His sadness at the death of his wife found expression (= was shown ) in his music . She plays the violin with great expression (= feeling ).Expressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotionsExpressing and showing feelings B2 [C] the look on someone's face , showing what they feel or think : I could tell from her expression that something serious had happened . Mark always has such a miserable expression on his face .The head and face
(Definition of expression noun (SHOWING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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