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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A person with an expressive style mostly speaks at a faster pace making statements and is big-picture-focused, casual and informal.
An aggressive looking front bumper and grille and pronounced side character lines give the new Camry a far more expressive style.
The artist creates this world with her striking abstract work in an expressive style.
He was also known for his wonderfully vibrant narrative art, depicting fluid scenes from New York--large canvases of people and places and events from the city and beyond, crowded street scenes and parades and the full flowing flavor of New York--painted in his own unique, expressive style that was so familiar to those in the art world who knew his work.
There's the grace of ballet, the expressive style of modern dance, jazz dance, the street dance styles of hip-hop, the Cuban dance of salsa, traditional folk dance, and the Dominican dance merengue.
Revered today is justifiably considered to be the greatest sculptor of all time, an artist whose expressive style prefigured that of the modernist movement and abstract sculpture, Auguste Rodin (1840--1917) stirred up much controversy during his lifetime, and his sculptures often met with hostility and incomprehension from his peers.
His work has been exhibited internationally since 1992, earning him a reputation for his expressive style.
The violinist, who made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the age of nine, has a warm, expressive style and ekes an incredibly sweet tone from even the highest registers of her instrument.
More Sweetly Play the Dance (2015), the work that gave the exhibition its title, is indicative of the South African artist's expressive style, of his political engagement and technical accomplishment: a 45-metre-long video projection, running across eight floor-to-ceiling screens, across which shuffle a desolate procession of silhouetted figures in a combination of shadow puppetry, film, and music.
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.