gesticulation

[ je-stik-yuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ dʒɛˌstɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of gesticulating.
an animated or excited gesture.

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Origin of gesticulation

First recorded in 1595–1605, gesticulation is from the Latin word gesticulātiōn- (stem of gesticulātiō). See gesticulate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM gesticulation

o·ver·ges·tic·u·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gesticulation

gesticulation
/ (dʒɛˌstɪkjʊˈleɪʃən) /

noun

the act of gesticulating
an animated or expressive gesture

Derived forms of gesticulation

gesticulatory, adjective
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