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Definitions and Synonyms of facial expression | Another word for facial expression | What is facial expression?

Definition 1: the feelings expressed on a person's face - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where facial expression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sad expression
  • a look of triumph
  • an angry face

Synonyms for facial expression in the sense of this definition

(facial expression is a kind of ...) the appearance conveyed by a person's face

"a pleasant countenance" "a stern visage"

(... is a kind of facial expression ) a suggestive or sneering look or grin

(... is a kind of facial expression ) merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

"he had a sparkle in his eye" "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"

Definition 2: a gesture executed with the facial muscles - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for facial expression in the sense of this definition

(facial expression is a kind of ...) the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

(... is a kind of facial expression ) a representation of a facial expression (as a smile or frown) created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email

":-( and :-) are emoticons"

(... is a kind of facial expression ) closing one eye quickly as a signal

(... is a kind of facial expression ) a serious facial expression giving no evidence of interest or amusement

(... is a kind of facial expression ) an angry vicious expression

(... is a kind of facial expression ) a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing

"his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"

(... is a kind of facial expression ) a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement

(... is a kind of facial expression ) a facial expression of dislike or displeasure

(... is a kind of facial expression ) a contorted facial expression

"she made a grimace at the prospect"

(... is a kind of facial expression ) an expression of openmouthed astonishment

(... is a kind of facial expression ) the facial expression of sudden pain

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