facial expression

facial expression
noun
1. a gesture executed with the facial muscles
Syn: ↑facial gesture
Hypernyms: ↑gesture, ↑motion
Hyponyms:
emoticon, ↑gape, ↑grimace, ↑face, ↑frown, ↑scowl, ↑smile, ↑smiling, ↑grin, ↑grinning, ↑laugh, ↑snarl, ↑straight face, ↑wink, ↑wince
2. the feelings expressed on a person's face
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a sad expression

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a look of triumph

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an angry face

Syn: ↑expression, ↑look, ↑aspect, ↑face
Derivationally related forms: ↑look (for: ↑look)
Hypernyms: ↑countenance, ↑visage
Hyponyms: ↑leer, ↑sparkle, ↑twinkle, ↑spark, ↑light

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