the act of gesticulating.
an animated or excited gesture.
- o·ver·ges·tic·u·la·tion, noun
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How to use gesticulation in a sentence
By the time Harjo was on Winfrey’s show, the mass gesticulation had infested Atlanta’s Major League Baseball stadium, where the home team, decorated in native imagery, was hosting the World Series in Atlanta before a national audience.The Astros mistreated their sport. The Braves mistreat human beings. | Kevin Blackistone | October 29, 2021 | Washington Post
His gestures were slow, sober, and rare; for he held southern gesticulation in horror.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
If gesticulation be also a means of expressing character, as in ballets, this is only a secondary means.Tolstoy on Shakespeare | Leo Tolstoy
When he drew near the headmost vessel, he began to utter an earnest address, accompanied with violent gesticulation.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
Karlsefin, therefore, tried his hand at a little gesticulation, while the natives gazed at him with speechless interest.The Norsemen in the West | R.M. Ballantyne
Here they engaged in an animated conversation, if much gesticulation is any indication.The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete | General Philip Henry Sheridan
British Dictionary definitions for gesticulation
the act of gesticulating
an animated or expressive gesture
- gesticulatory, adjective
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