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|Noun||1.||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 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"
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"
poetry - any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling
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