[ boh -zhest ]
/ boʊ ˈʒɛst /
plural beaux gestes [boh -zhest]. /boʊ ˈʒɛst/. French.
a fine or noble gesture, often futile or only for effect.
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British Dictionary definitions for beau geste
/ French (bo ʒɛst) /
noun plural beaux gestes (bo ʒɛst)
a noble or gracious gesture or act, esp one that is meaningless
Word Origin for beau geste
literally: beautiful gesture
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