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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
expression /iks'preʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự vắt, sự ép, sự bóp
    • sự biểu lộ (tình cảm...), sự diễn cảm; sự biểu hiện (nghệ thuật...); sự diễn đạt (ý nghĩ...)
      • to read with expression: đọc diễn cảm
      • to give expression to one's feelings: biểu lộ tình cảm
    • nét, vẻ (mặt...); giọng (nói...)
    • thành ngữ, từ ngữ
    • (toán học) biểu thức
    • (y học) sự ấn (cho thai ra)
Concise Dictionary
expressionsɪk'spreʃn
noun
+the feelings expressed on a person's face
+expression without words
+the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
+a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
+the style of expressing yourself
+a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
+(genetics) the process of expressing a gene
+a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
+the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing

Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
1 verbalization, airing, representation, declaration, utterance, assertion, enunciation, asseveration, pronouncement, communication, voicing, announcement:
Any expression of criticism of government is forbidden in many countries.
2 representation, manifestation, sign, token, symbol, show, demonstration, indication, evidence:
A curled lip is an expression of scorn.
3 look, mien, air, appearance, face, aspect, countenance:
He had long straight hair and a completely blank expression. Her smile twisted into an expression of frustration.
4 tone, note, nuance, intonation, accent, touch, nuance, shading, loudness, softness; expressiveness, emotion, feeling, sensitivity, passion, spirit, depth, ardour, intensity, pathos:
There was much expression in her playing of the fugue.
5 word, term, phrase, idiom, turn of phrase, locution, saying:
Some find the expression 'Have a nice day' to be irritating.
6 wording, phrasing, phraseology, language, style, diction, usage, speech, delivery:
Writers are not the only ones who should study effective expression.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
showing feelings / ideas
1 [U, C] things that people say, write or do in order to show their feelings, opinions and ideas: an expression of support + Expressions of sympathy flooded in from all over the country. + Freedom of expression (= freedom to say what you think) is a basic human right. + (formal) The poet's anger finds expression in (= is shown in) the last verse of the poem. + The riots are the most serious expression of anti-government feeling yet. + Only in his dreams does he give expression to his fears. + Their frustration needs some form of expression.
on face
2 [C] a look on a person's face that shows their thoughts or feelings: There was a worried expression on her face. + an expression of amazement / disbelief / horror + His expression changed from surprise to one of amusement. + The expression in her eyes told me something was wrong. + facial expressions
words
3 [C] a word or phrase: a polite / slang / old-fashioned expression + (spoken) He's a pain in the butt, if you'll pardon the expression. + Her writing is full of colourful expressions.
in music / acting
4 [U] a strong show of feeling when you are playing music, speaking, acting, etc: Try to put a little more expression into it! + She plays the violin with great expression.
mathematics
5 [C] a group of signs that represent an idea or a quantity
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 showing feelings/ideas

ADJ.

clear, coherent
Her statement was a clear expression of her views on this subject.
| concrete, material, practical, tangible
The report gave concrete expression to the fears of many immigrants.
| direct
Just because there is no direct expression of prejudice, that does not mean the prejudice does not exist.
| full
The new concept of form reached its fullest expression in the work of Picasso.
| highest, perfect, ultimate
His highest expression of praise was ‘Not bad!’ the highest expression of human creativity
| effective, powerful | simple | natural
He wanted to write a verse drama in which the verse would seem a natural expression of modern life.
| spontaneous | free
the right of free expression
| open, overt, public
the open expression of emotion
| outward
the outward expression of inner emotional feelings
| formal | characteristic, classic
Modernism was the characteristic expression of the experience of modernity.
| unique | collective
Harvest festival was the occasion for the collective expression of a community's religious values.
| individual, personal
to allow scope for individual expression
| visible, visual | emotional, physical, sexual, verbal | artistic, creative, cultural, linguistic, literary, musical, poetic, political, religious | human

VERB + EXPRESSION

achieve, find, reach, receive
an anger and frustration that finds expression in (= is shown in)violence
| allow sth, give sth
The method is to listen to the music and allow expression to whatever comes to you. Only in his dreams does he give expression to his fears.
| demand, need, require
Suddenly her deeper feelings demanded expression.

PREP.

beyond ~
She suddenly felt happy beyond expression (= so happy that she could not express it).

PHRASES

freedom of expression
Freedom of expression (= freedom to say what you think)is a basic human right.
| a means of expression
Words, as a means of expression, can be limiting.

2 on sb's face

ADJ.

bland, blank, frozen, set, vacant | dazed, glazed | deadpan
cracking jokes with a deadpan expression on his face
| curious, enigmatic, inscrutable, odd, strange, unreadable | guarded | searching | faraway | thoughtful, wistful | doubtful, wary | anxious, troubled, worried | bleak, grim, serious | angry, fierce, furious, stern | hangdog, hunted, lugubrious, melancholy, mournful, pained, sad | brooding, intense, rapt | surprised, shocked | baffled, bemused, bewildered, puzzled, quizzical | alert | amused, wry | benign, sympathetic | satisfied, smug | innocent | fleeting | facial

VERB + EXPRESSION

have, wear
She had a very bewildered expression on her face. The children's faces all wore the same rapt expression.
| assume, put on
She carefully put on her most innocent expression.
| take on
Rose's face took on the fierce expression of a schoolgirl talking about her most hated teacher.
| catch, see
Catching a fleeting expression on Lucy's face, she persisted with her question.
| watch | gauge, read
I looked at her, trying to read the expression on her face.
| change
His face never changed expression.

EXPRESSION + VERB

alter, change
His expression changed to embarrassment.
| relax, soften
His expression softened when he saw her.
| darken, harden
Her expression hardened into one of strong dislike.
| freeze | betray sth, reveal sth, show sth, suggest sth, tell sb sth
Her expression betrayed nothing of her thoughts. His grim expression told her it would be useless.
| give nothing away | cross sth, flit across sth
She had been watching the expression that crossed his face.

PREP.

without ~
‘Go on, ’ she said, without expression.
| ~ of
He wore an expression of anxiety on his face.

PHRASES

the expression in sb's eyes/on sb's face
He looked at her with a very strange expression in his eyes.

3 words

ADJ.

common | outdated | colloquial, slang | favourite | memorable | strange, unusual | figurative, idiomatic | coarse, vulgar | American, English, etc. | geographical
Until the mid-nineteenth century, ‘Italy’ was just a geographical expression.

VERB + EXPRESSION

use
He tends to use strange expressions like ‘It's enough to make a cat laugh’.

EXPRESSION + VERB

mean sth



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