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expressive

adjective uk   /ɪkˈspres.ɪv/ us  
C2 showing what someone thinks or feels: an expressive face expressive handsTalkative and eloquent be expressive of sth formal showing a particular feeling: The final movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is expressive of joy.Talkative and eloquent
expressively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She danced the part of Giselle very expressively.Ways of talking
expressiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Ways of talking
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