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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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