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Definition of "gesticulation" []

  • The act of gesticulating. (noun)
  • A deliberate, vigorous motion or gesture. See Synonyms at gesture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gesticulation" in a sentence
  • "Their gesticulation is menacing, both to the Court and the bystanders, and an equal portion of all they say, is distributed to every part of the hall."
  • "In tracing the History of Pantomime it becomes a matter of considerable difficulty, and, as Baron, in his _Lettres sur la Danse_, observes that when the word Dancing occurs in an old author, that it should always be translated by "gesticulation," "declamation," or "Pantomime.""
  • "There was so much hand gesticulation but my father was not remotely tired."