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.
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gesticulation

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

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

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

gesticulation

[dʒesˌtɪkjʊˈleɪʃən] Ngesticulación f, manoteo m
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gesticulation

[dʒɛˌstɪkjʊˈleɪʃən] ngesticulation f
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gesticulation

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

n. gesticulación, seña, gesto, ademán.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Cavalletto dropped on one knee, and implored him, with a redundancy of gesticulation, to hear what had brought himself into such foul company.
Unembellished by any violence of gesticulation, this might have seemed no very high compliment to the lady's charms; but, as Mr.
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.
He laughed and threw the bottle upwards with a gesticulation I did not understand.
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.
Then, the whole collection of blacks, naturally as imitative as monkeys, at once reproduced all his airs and graces, his leaps and shakes and contortions; they did not lose a single gesticulation; they did not forget an attitude; and the result was, such a pandemonium of movement, noise, and excitement, as it would be out of the question even feebly to describe.
She talked with much gesticulation of the thumb, and Philip, to whom all she said was new, listened with profound but bewildered interest.
Pavel, the tall one, was said to be an anarchist; since he had no means of imparting his opinions, probably his wild gesticulations and his generally excited and rebellious manner gave rise to this supposition.
She smiled upon the throng as if in acknowledgment of a warm welcome, and began to walk to and fro, making profuse gesticulations and singing, in brazen soprano tones, a song, the words of which were inaudible.
The savages went off uttering the wildest denunciations of hostility, mingled with opprobrious terms in broken English, and gesticulations of the most insulting kind.