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gesticulation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gesticulation  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gesticulation 
  n  :  the  use  of  movements  (especially  of  the  hands)  to 
  communicate  familiar  or  prearranged  signals  [syn:  {gesture}, 
  {motion}] 




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