gesticulation


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ges·tic·u·la·tion

 (jĕ-stĭk′yə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The action of gesticulating.
2. A deliberate, vigorous motion or gesture. See Synonyms at gesture.

gesticulation

(dʒɛˌstɪkjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
1. the act of gesticulating
2. an animated or expressive gesture
gesˈticulatory adj

ges•tic•u•la•tion

(dʒɛˌstɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of gesticulating.
2. an animated gesture.
[1595–1605; < Latin]
ges•tic′u•lar, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gesticulation - a deliberate and vigorous gesture or motiongesticulation - a deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion
motion, gesture - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

gesticulation

noun signalling, signing, waving, motioning, gestures, beckoning, sign language, arm-waving We communicated mainly by signs, gesticulation and mime.

gesticulation

noun
An expressive, meaningful bodily movement:
Informal: high sign.
Translations

gesticulation

[dʒesˌtɪkjʊˈleɪʃən] Ngesticulación f, manoteo m

gesticulation

[dʒɛˌstɪkjʊˈleɪʃən] ngesticulation f

gesticulation

n (= act)Gestikulieren nt; (= instance)Gebärde f (geh), → Geste f; all his gesticulationsall sein Gestikulieren

gesticulation

n. gesticulación, seña, gesto, ademán.
References in classic literature ?
But while she said it, Pearl laughed, and began to dance up and down with the humoursome gesticulation of a little imp, whose next freak might be to fly up the chimney.
Tom Sawyer stepped forward with conceited con- fidence and soared into the unquenchable and inde- structible "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, with fine fury and frantic gesticulation, and broke down in the middle of it.
Suddenly, the postilions exchange speech with animated gesticulation, and the horses are pulled up, almost on their haunches.
He laughed and threw the bottle upwards with a gesticulation I did not understand.
Now, in the first place, this censure attaches not to the poetic but to the histrionic art; for gesticulation may be equally overdone in epic recitation, as by Sosi-stratus, or in lyrical competition, as by Mnasitheus the Opuntian.
As soon as the two friends met they began a conversation which was emphasized by frequent gesticulation.
There was no room for gesticulation or grace in the delivery of his reply, for the mountain was steep and slippery; and, although the Frenchman had an eye of uncommon magnitude on either side of his face, they did not seem to be half competent to forewarn him of the impediments of bushes, twigs, and fallen trees, that were momentarily crossing his path.
To do justice to the great work he needed both hands for purposes of gesticulation.
Looking up in an enforced pause, I saw Santos whispering in the skipper's ear, with the expression of a sphinx but no lack of foreign gesticulation - behind them a fringe of terror-stricken faces, parted at that instant by two more figures, as wild and strange as any in that wild, strange scene.
She talked with much gesticulation of the thumb, and Philip, to whom all she said was new, listened with profound but bewildered interest.
He shrugged his shoulders in ungracious acquiescence, while our visitor in hurried words and with much excitable gesticulation poured forth his story.
They sat down, and Katharine, turning when she reached the window, saw William with his hand raised in gesticulation and his mouth open, as if ready to speak the moment Cassandra ceased.