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English definition of “expression”

expression

noun
 
 
/ɪkˈspreʃən/
LOOK [C] B2 the look on someone's face showing what they feel or think: your facial expression He had a sad expression on his face.The head and face
PHRASE [C] B2 a phrase that has a special meaning: 'A can of worms' is an expression meaning a difficult situation.Sentences and expressions
SHOWING THOUGHTS [C, U] B2 ways of saying what you think or showing how you feel using words or actions: As an expression of our disapproval, we will no longer use his shop.Announcing, informing and stating
(Definition of expression from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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