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English noun: facial expression

1. facial expression (communication) a gesture executed with the facial muscles


Synonymsfacial gesture


Broader (hypernym)gesture, motion


Narrower (hyponym)emoticon, face, frown, gape, grimace, grin, grinning, laugh, scowl, smile, smiling, snarl, straight face, wince, wink

2. facial expression (attribute) the feelings expressed on a person's face


SamplesA sad expression.
A look of triumph.
An angry face.


Synonymsaspect, expression, face, look


Broader (hypernym)countenance, visage


Narrower (hyponym)leer, light, spark, sparkle, twinkle









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