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gesticulation

Definition:

a deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Related to:

gesticulate

Plural:

gesticulations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Latin gesticulatio
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Gesture

a form of non-verbal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of speech or together and in parallel with words. Gestures include movement of the hands, face, or other parts of the body. Gestures... (39 of 1385 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Gesture

Collins Dictionary:

gesticulation | gesticulatory [adjective, derived]

the act of gesticulating | an animated or expressive gesture (9 of 387 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gesticulation

Merriam-Webster:

gesticulation | gesture [synonym, sense-specific] | mime [synonym, sense-specific] | pantomime [synonym, sense-specific] | sign [synonym, sense-specific] | signal [synonym, sense-specific] | beck [similar, sense-specific] | beckon [similar, sense-specific] | flourish [similar, sense-specific] | ...

the act of making gestures | "gesture" ; especially, an expressive gesture made in showing strong feeling or in enforcing an argument (21 of 70 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gesticulation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gesticulate [intransitive] | gesticulation [singular] | gesticulations [plural] | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

to make movements with your hands and arms when you are talking, usually because you want to emphasize what you are saying or because you are excited (27 of 60 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gesticulate

Oxford Dictionary:

gesticulation

a gesture, especially a dramatic one, used instead of speaking or to emphasize one's words (15 of 50 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gesticulation

Wiktionary:

gesticulation | gesticulations [plural]

The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to aid expression of thoughts, sentiments or passion. | A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs when speaking, or in representing action or passion, and enforcing arguments and sentiments. | [outdated] An... (39 of 47 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gesticulation

Cambridge Dictionary:

gesticulate [formal] | gesticulation [noun, derived]

to make movements with your hands or arms, to express something or to emphasize what you are saying (18 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gesticulate

New World Dictionary:

gesticulation | gesticulatory [adjective, related]

a gesticulating | a gesture, especially an energetic one (8 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gesticulation

American Heritage Dictionary:

gesticulation

The act of gesticulating. | A deliberate, vigorous motion or gesture. (10 of 17 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gesticulation

Random House Dictionary:

gesticulation

the act of gesticulating. | an animated or excited gesture. (9 of 16 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/gesticulation

Britannica Encyclopedia:

motion [mechanics]

in physics, change with time of the position or orientation of a body. Motion along a line or a curve is called translation. Motion that changes the ... (27 of 221 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/394061​/motion

motion [parliamentary procedure]

in parliamentary rules of order, a procedure by which proposals are submitted for the consideration of deliberative assemblies. If a motion is in ... (23 of 71 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/394058​/motion

Columbia Encyclopedia:

motion | Newton's laws of motion

the change of position of one body with respect to another. The rate of change is the speed of the body. If the direction of motion is also given, ... (29 of 58 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0834210​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

gesture | gestures [plural] | gestured [past tense] | gesturing [present participle]

a movement made with a part of the body in order to express meaning or emotion or to communicate an instruction | an action intended to communicate ... (26 of 143 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861695872​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

New World Dictionary:

gesticulation

Origin: Latin gesticulatio

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gesticulation

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

gesticulation

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gesticulation"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gesticulation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gesticulate [intransitive] | gesticulation [singular] | gesticulations [plural] | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "gesticulation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gesticulate

Macmillan American Dictionary:

gesticulate [intransitive] | gesticulation [singular] | gesticulations [plural] | gesticulated [past tense] | gesticulating [present participle] | gesticulates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gesticulation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/gesticulate

Cambridge Dictionary:

gesticulate [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "gesticulation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "gesticulation"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gesticulate

the Free Dictionary:

gesticulation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "gesticulation"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "gesticulation"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "gesticulation" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/gesticulation

Google Dictionary:

gesticulation | gesticulations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "gesticulation"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=gesticulation

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

gesticulation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "gesticulation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=gestic​07 word=gesticulation

YourDictionary Audio:

gesticulation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "gesticulation" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gesticulation

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