gesticulation

[ je-stik-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ dʒɛˌstɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of gesticulating.
an animated or excited gesture.

Origin of gesticulation

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

Related forms

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

gesticulatory, adjective
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