chironomy


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chironomy

(kaɪˈrɒnəmɪ)
n
(Theatre) the craft or artistry of moving the hands by following a standard or formula in relation to theatrical, oratory, or musical performance

chironomy, cheironomy

1. the science of gesture.
2. the art of conducting singers of Gregorian chant through hand gestures to mark the rise or fall of the melody. — chironomic, cheironomic, adj.
See also: Gesture
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The chief concern of the editor of this translation is the reconstruction of ancient chironomy (cf his afterword, pp.