Expressive in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Expressive

Effectively conveying thought or feeling. | (linguistics) Any word or phrase that expresses (that the speaker, writer, or signer has) a certain attitude toward or information about the referent. | (linguistics, more narrowly) A word or phrase, belonging to a distinct word class or having distinct morphosyntactic properties, with semantic symbolism (for example, an onomatopoeia), variously considered either a synonym, a hypernym or a hyponym of ideophone.

Short Example Sentences for Expressive

  • 1. A most expressive group. 🔊
  • 2. Ideals are precipitated in expressive acts. 🔊
  • 3. Hal gave a long and expressive whistle. 🔊
  • 4. Eager anticipation was stamped on its expressive features. 🔊
  • 5. Jones gave a long and expressive whistle. 🔊
  • 6. Kut-le saw the expressive little look. 🔊
  • 7. A word oft-times is expressive of an entire policy. 🔊
  • 8. His eyes was open, but expressive of nothing but pain. 🔊
  • 9. Come then, expressive silence, muse his praise. 🔊
  • 10. The Expressive Peripheral Processes disturbed, 54. 🔊
  • 11. The very calm, the very dying stillness is expressive and touching. 🔊
  • 12. Coryna did not speak, but her expressive face told her gratitude and hope. 🔊
  • 13. A glow of enthusiasm overspread her beautiful, expressive face. 🔊
  • 14. The countenance of Francesca is expressive of hopeless agony. 🔊
  • 15. The few words which we know were made by Milton are very expressive words. 🔊
  • 16. I could just see his neck as he sat there, a thin-sinewed, expressive neck. 🔊
  • 17. PUNCH'S expressive countenance. 🔊
  • 18. This struck me as queerly expressive of the woman's attitude to these things. 🔊

How to use Expressive in Sentences?

  • 1. She looked down, and her expressive features again showed that she was troubled. 🔊
  • 2. His desire for anything was expressed in inarticulate and not specially expressive tones. 🔊
  • 3. The gleam of humour was still in his eyes and the drollery in his expressive voice. 🔊
  • 4. He hinted in very expressive terms that the son of a colored woman must not be too positive. 🔊
  • 5. She was posing for him, using her grey eyes in these expressive ways, all for him. 🔊
  • 6. He listened quietly, and his sharp, expressive features showed no signs of surprise. 🔊
  • 7. Tis a mere carcass of a face; fat, flabby, and expressive chiefly of inexpression. 🔊
  • 8. The Maid sat very still and quiet, her head lifted in a dignified but most expressive disdain. 🔊
  • 9. And the songs are far from being expressive of the feeling of the situation that is supposed to call them up. 🔊
  • 10. The men were the pick of the frontier; no more expressive description of their qualities can be given. 🔊
  • 11. A writer on the subject of slang has given us two good examples of meaningless and expressive slang. 🔊
  • 12. The monument is a fine one; his figure is seated on a pedestal, very ingeniously done, and truly expressive of his age, and the pleasure he seemed to derive from his own thoughts. 🔊
  • 13. There stood a grand and expressive monument to Sir Isaac Newton, which was in every way worthy of the great man to whose memory it was erected. 🔊
  • 14. His portraits of gentlefolk are true and noble, but hardly so expressive as those of fishwives and tavern heroes. 🔊
  • 15. He was a man between thirty and forty, with a face expressive of other ability, as well as of humor. 🔊
  • 16. Sometimes, while she was still a child, her speech fell into quaint and strikingly expressive forms. 🔊
  • 17. His stature is not tall, but handsome; his expressive countenance paints and reflects every emotion of his soul. 🔊