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adjective expressive pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈspresɪv/
  1. 1
    clearly showing what your thoughts or feelings are, especially by your behaviour

    a wonderfully expressive face

    He gave an expressive shudder when asked to hold the snake.

    an expressive description of childhood experiences

  2. 2
    very formal showing the essential features of an emotion, idea, or quality
    expressive of:

    The letter was expressive of his sincere regret.

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