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Synonyms for expressive

effectively conveying meaning, feeling, or mood

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characterized by expression

References in classic literature ?
The nervous expressive fingers, flashing in and out of the light, might well have been mistaken for the fingers of the devotee going swiftly through decade after decade of his rosary.
The instant the father seconded this intimation by an expressive gesture of the hand, Uncas threw himself on the ground, and approached the animal with wary movements.
Surprise and astonishment flashed from face to face all over the house; the queen's gratified smile faded out at the name of Sir Kay, and she looked disap- pointed; and the page whispered in my ear with an accent and manner expressive of extravagant derision --
I have lately imagined that I saw symptoms of attachment between them certain expressive looks, which I did not believe meant to be public.
Nothing could be more expressive of attachment to them all, than Willoughby's behaviour.
Reed answered for me by an expressive shake of the head, adding soon, "Perhaps the less said on that subject the better, Mr.
Catherine lay in a troubled sleep: her husband had succeeded in soothing the excess of frenzy; he now hung over her pillow, watching every shade and every change of her painfully expressive features.
He now came forward with a face expressive of speechless amazement.
The hearts of the passengers beat loud enough perhaps to be heard; but at any rate, the quiet pause was audibly expressive of people out of breath, and holding the breath, and having the pulses quickened by expectation.
Peggotty meant by this figure, expressive of a complete circle of intelligence.
Certain wintry branches of candles on the high chimneypiece faintly lighted the chamber: or, it would be more expressive to say, faintly troubled its darkness.
The touch probably associated, as is usual, with some of the apprehensions excited by his dream; for the old man started up, his grey hair standing almost erect upon his head, and huddling some part of his garments about him, while he held the detached pieces with the tenacious grasp of a falcon, he fixed upon the Palmer his keen black eyes, expressive of wild surprise and of bodily apprehension.
Miller, and speaking in a tone expressive of antipathy to Gracchus.
The word is strongly expressive in their language, but not easily rendered into English; it signifies, "to retire to his first mother.
Our bashful fears, our silent interjections, our blushes, as we met each other's eyes, were expressive with an eloquence, a boyish charm, which I have ceased to feel.