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- The action of expressing thoughts, ideas, feelings, etc.
- A particular way of phrasing an idea.
- A colloquialism or idiom.
- The expression "break a leg!" should not be taken literally.
- A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion.
- For more quotations using this term, see Citations:expression.
- They stared at the newcomer with a puzzled expression.
- The best poker players can tell if the opponents have a good hand by looking at their expression.
- Her expression changed from joy to misery after realising her winning lottery ticket had expired.
- (mathematics) An arrangement of symbols denoting values, operations performed on them, and grouping symbols.
- (biology) The process of translating a gene into a protein.
- (programming) A piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value.
- A specific blend of whisky.
- (biology) The act of pressing or squeezing out.
- expression from a gland
- the expression of milk from the breasts
- (music) The tone of voice or sound in music.
- (mostly preceded by with) emotional involvement or engagement in a text read aloud rendered by the voice of the reciter or the reader
- 1849, Great Britain. Committee on Education, Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education; with appendices. 1847-8-9. England and Wales. Schools of Parochial Unions, etc, page 154:
- The number of children who could read with expression would be very small ; ...
- 1864, Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons, page 170:
- I cannot say that all read with expression. Indeed , this power is hardly to be expected in young children . And though “ to read with expression ...
- 1976, Aline D. Wolf, Tutoring is Caring: You Can Help Someone to Read, Parent Child Press
- Perhaps when you were learning to read , you were asked to stand and " read with expression " for your classmates
- 2010, Kimberly A. Henry, How Do I Teach this Kid to Read?: Teaching Literacy Skills to Young Children with Autism, from Phonics to Fluency, Future Horizons, →ISBN, page 72:
- To read with expression, readers must know when to pause appropriately, must know when to change their tone to reflect the emotions of different characters, ...
- 2014, Edward Fry; Timothy Rasinski, High Frequency Word Phrases Level 3--Reading with Expression, Teacher Created Materials, →ISBN, page 43:
- Think of reading words like reading music. When you read with expression, your audience will understand and appreciate your “performance.” Name ...
Hyponyms of expression
- expression of interest
- expression stop
- facial expression
- freedom of expression
- gender expression
- gene expression
- multi-word expression
- pardon the expression
- RNA expression pattern
- RNA expression profile
- simplified expression
- symbolic expression
action of expressing thoughts, ideas, feelings, etc.
particular way of phrasing an idea
colloquialism or idiom
mathematics: arrangement of symbols
process of translating a gene into a protein
(computing) a piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value
involvement in a text one reads aloud
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- IPA(key): /ɛk.spʁɛ.sjɔ̃/, /ɛk.spʁe.sjɔ̃/, (informal) /ɛs.pʁe.sjɔ̃/
Audio (France, Paris): "une expression" (file)
expression f (plural expressions)
- “expression”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
expression (plural expressiones)
expression f (plural expressions)