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Meaning of GESTICULATION

Pronunciation:  je`stikyu'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion
 

GESTICULATION is a 13 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: gesture, motion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ges*tic`u*la"tion\, n. [L. gesticulatio: cf. F.
gesticulation.]
1. The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to express
   passion or enforce sentiments.

2. A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs in speaking, or
   in representing action or passion, and enforcing arguments
   and sentiments. --Macaulay.

3. Antic tricks or motions. --B. Jonson.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bearing, beck, beckon, body language, carriage, charade, chironomy, dactylology, deaf-and-dumb alphabet, dumb show, gesture, gesture language, hand signal, kinesics, motion, movement, pantomime, poise, pose, posture, shrug, sign language, stance
 

 

 

 

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