expressive style

Definitions of expressive style
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n a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

Synonyms:
style
Examples:
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Messiah
an oratorio composed by Handel in 1742
Hallel
(Judaism) a chant of praise (Psalms 113 through 118) used at Passover and Shabuoth and Sukkoth and Hanukkah and Rosh Hodesh
Hare Krishna
a chant to the Hindu god Krishna
Dies Irae
the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')
Internationale
a revolutionary socialist anthem
Te Deum
an ancient liturgical hymn
Magnificat
(Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')
Types:
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allegory
an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor
analysis
the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'
bathos
triteness or triviality of style
black humor, black humour
the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
device
something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
eloquence, fluency, smoothness
powerful and effective language
euphuism
any artificially elegant style of language
flatness
a want of animation or brilliance
expression, formulation
the style of expressing yourself
grandiloquence, grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric
high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
headlinese
using the abbreviated style of headline writers
jargon
specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
journalese
the style in which newspapers are written
legalese
a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law
delivery, manner of speaking, speech
your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
genre, music genre, musical genre, musical style
an expressive style of music
officialese
the style of writing characteristic of some government officials: formal and obscure
pathos
a style that has the power to evoke feelings
prose
matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression
rhetoric
using language effectively to please or persuade
coarseness, saltiness
language or humor that is down-to-earth
self-expression
the expression of one's individuality (usually through creative activities)
sesquipedality
using long words
terseness
a neatly short and concise expressive style
turn of expression, turn of phrase
a distinctive spoken or written expression
vein
a distinctive style or manner
verboseness, verbosity
an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
genre, literary genre, writing style
a style of expressing yourself in writing
poetry
any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling
drama
the literary genre of works intended for the theater
prose
ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
sentimentalism
the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
flourish
a display of ornamental speech or language
African-American music, black music
music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
classical, classical music, serious music
traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
church music, religious music
genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
march, marching music
genre of music written for marching
popular music, popular music genre
any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
address
the manner of speaking to another individual
catch
a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
Gongorism
an affected elegance of style that was introduced into Spanish literature by the poet Gongora
conceit
an artistic device or effect
doctorspeak
medical jargon
ecobabble
using the technical language of ecology to make the user seem ecologically aware
Eurobabble
the jargon of European community documents and regulations
gobbledygook
incomprehensible or pompous jargon of specialists
honorific
an expression of respect
psychobabble
using language loaded with psychological terminology
archaicism, archaism
the use of an archaic expression
boilerplate
standard formulations uniformly found in certain types of legal documents or news stories
colloquialism
a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
idiom, parlance
a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
Americanism
an expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans
Anglicism, Briticism, Britishism
an expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English)
choice of words, diction, phraseology, phrasing, verbiage, wording
the manner in which something is expressed in words
tongue
a manner of speaking
shibboleth
a manner of speaking that is distinctive of a particular group of people
tone, tone of voice
the quality of a person's voice
elocution
an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture
inflection, prosody
the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
inflection, modulation
a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified
blah, bombast, claptrap, fustian, rant
pompous or pretentious talk or writing
luridness, sensationalism
the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
technobabble
technical jargon from computing and other high-tech subjects
conceit
a witty or ingenious turn of phrase
conciseness, concision, pithiness, succinctness
terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
crispness
an expressive style that is direct and to the point
brevity
the use of brief expressions
laconicism, laconism
terseness of expression
verbalism, verbiage
overabundance of words
long-windedness, prolixity, prolixness, windiness, wordiness
boring verbosity
ambage, circumlocution, periphrasis
a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
repetitiousness, repetitiveness
verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions
pleonasm
using more words than necessary
form
an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse
poesy, poetry, verse
literature in metrical form
rhetorical device
a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
Type of:
communication
something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

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