expressive style


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Noun1.expressive style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or periodexpressive style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
allegory - an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
analysis - the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'
bathos - triteness or triviality of style
black humor, black humour - the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
device - something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
eloquence, fluency, smoothness - powerful and effective language; "his eloquence attracted a large congregation"; "fluency in spoken and written English is essential"; "his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police"
euphuism - any artificially elegant style of language
flatness - a want of animation or brilliance; "the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style"
formulation, expression - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
grandiloquence, grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric - high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language"
headlinese - using the abbreviated style of headline writers
jargon - specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
journalese - the style in which newspapers are written
legalese - a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law
manner of speaking, delivery, speech - your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
music genre, musical genre, musical style, genre - an expressive style of music
officialese - the style of writing characteristic of some government officials: formal and obscure
pathos - a style that has the power to evoke feelings
prose - matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression
rhetoric - using language effectively to please or persuade
coarseness, saltiness - language or humor that is down-to-earth; "the saltiness of their language was inappropriate"; "self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre"
self-expression - the expression of one's individuality (usually through creative activities)
sesquipedality - using long words
terseness - a neatly short and concise expressive style
turn of expression, turn of phrase - a distinctive spoken or written expression; "John's succinct turn of phrase persuaded her that it would not be a good idea"
vein - a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes"
verboseness, verbosity - an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
literary genre, writing style, genre - a style of expressing yourself in writing
poetry - any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling
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Domingo Zapata painted a tote bag in his typical expressive style featuring "KISS ME," an allegory which he has used in other of his artworks in the past.
Blumann was a conservative modernist, but the Perth art scene was not prepared for her expressive style, and when she exhibited for the first time in 1944, her art was met with bewilderment.
Well this time round, Nissan has wisely concentrated on improving materials quality and also offering a more expressive style to the cabin.
Known for Brooke's tense and expressive style and Adam's electric guitar and backing vocals, they have already received praise from the likes of journalist, DJ and BBC 6 Music's Mary Anne Hobbs, The Observer and BBC Radio Scotland.
An aggressive-looking front bumper and grille and side character lines give it a more expressive style.
com)-- The recently launched Stalice stemware decor company debuted its hot new line of one of a kind designs that takes serving wine and cocktails to a new level of chic expressive style, making it the "must have" accessory.
Schrauwen ironically overdetermines the connection between interior and exterior to make a more important point: the expressive style that emerges from each persons pen is more personal than physical appearance.
You've all heard of it, and heard it rolling out of a piano -- this dominant and expressive style with its infectious, undulating eight-to-the-bar rhythms firmly rooted in the Blues.
The Sierra Elevation Edition is all about expressive style and technology, said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing.
Thirty works of art achieved in an expressive style brimful of spontaneity and beauty gave voice to a number of kids allowing them to articulate whatever simple dreams or great expectations they have.
Watching the students grow as visual artists using this spontaneous expressive style was fulfilling and wonderful.
Their fun loving attitude and expressive style of football got the best out of several players, including the likes of Dave Bennett and Cyrille Regis, and lifted the entire city of Coventry.