Translation of "expression" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɪkˈspreʃ.ən/ us /ɪkˈspreʃ.ən/

expression noun (SHOWING)

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. 他寫了一首詩給她以表達愛慕之情。
We've received a lot of expressions of support for our campaign. 我們收到很多來信表示支持我們的運動。
Freedom of expression is a basic human right. 言論自由是基本的人權。
It's better to give expression to (= show) your anger, rather than hiding it. 最好可以把憤怒發泄出來,而不是藏於心裡。
formal His sadness at the death of his wife found expression (= was shown) in his music. 他透過音樂表達了對亡妻的哀悼之情。
She plays the violin with great expression (= feeling). 她的小提琴演奏有很好的表現力。

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. 一看她的面色就知道出了很嚴重的事情。
Mark always has such a miserable expression on his face. 馬克臉上經常帶著一副苦惱的神情。

More examples

  • I could tell from his grim expression that the news was not good.
  • He listened to the music with an expression of pure rapture on his face.
  • She looked at him with a surprised expression on her face.
  • Modernism seeks to find new forms of expression and rejects traditional or accepted ideas.
  • In this role, Durante is able to give full expression to that wonderfully virile voice.

expression noun (WORDS)

B2 [ C ] a word or group of words used in a particular situation or by particular people

He uses a lot of unusual expressions. 他總是用很多生僻的字眼。
"A can of worms" is an expression that means "a difficult situation". 這個俚語的意思是「棘手的局面」。

More examples

  • The expression "boy band" was coined in the 90s.
  • There is no English equivalent for 'bon appetit' so we have adopted the French expression.

expression noun (NUMBERS)

[ C ] in mathematics, a symbol or group of symbols that represent an amount

4xy2 is an expression. 4xy2 是一個表達式。

(Translation of “expression” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)