Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being expressive; power or force of expression, as by words or looks; the quality of presenting a subject strongly to the senses or to the mind: as, the expressiveness of a word or an adage; the expressiveness of the eye, of the features, or of sounds.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the quality of being expressive.
- n. the quality of being expressive
- expressive + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Most of us recognize the sense of comfort we feel when we arrive at a place where we are loved, a sense of ... de-burdening - the load lightens, the stress fades away, words flow smoothly, smiles are more frequent, expressiveness is more unfettered ...”
“Another of her surgeons, Bernard Devauchelle, said: Her facial expressiveness is slowly returning and she is talking quite clearly, but has some problems with the letters P and B, which require the lips.”
“And just because the foreign - born retains this expressiveness is he likely to be a better citizen of the American community.”
“I prefer using C++ on the client because it affords me a great deal of control and expressiveness, which is quite rewarding.”
“Her expressiveness is a delight to watch, and her silences are never empty.”
“The way Scribner manipulates a character's body and face, even in "quiet" moments, gives the character a kind of expressiveness and specificity that you can't get by just following the director's pose drawings -- which is what many of McKimson's other animators were doing by this time, and what Chuck Jones's animators were doing nearly all the time.”
“We may conveniently use the word "expressiveness" to mean all the capacity of suggestion possessed by a thing, and the word "expression" for the aesthetic modification which that expressiveness may cause in it.”
“Express Yourself: Amanda Ameer of the blog Life's a Pitch sat down for an iChat conversation with pianist Johnathan Biss about "expressiveness," among other things.”
“Sure, in its current form Chrome can't compete with Silverlight or Flex / AIR for what Adobe calls "expressiveness," meme-speak for rich graphics, animations, integrated video and other visual UI goodies.”
“As Adobe puts it, I think that what's needed is '"expressiveness," meme-speak for rich graphics, animations, integrated video and other visual UI goodies.”
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