- the act of gesticulating.
- an animated or excited gesture.
Origin of gesticulation
Related Words for gesticulationnod, curtsy, signal, sign, bow, motion, wink, token, indication, intimation, genuflection, action, mime, reminder, wave, expression, salute, shrug, pantomime, kinesics
Examples from the Web for gesticulation
Historical Examples of gesticulation
There was much gossip, some laughter, and a good deal of gesticulation.The Eternal City
Ella's gesticulation was eloquent of how much that had been.The Coast of Chance
His conception is just, and his gesticulation worthy of example.
There was evidently a good deal of excitement and gesticulation among them.The Gorilla Hunters
For every tone of her voice—every gesticulation—was exactly true to nature.Mass' George
George Manville Fenn
- the act of gesticulating
- an animated or expressive gesture
Word Origin and History for gesticulation
early 15c., from Latin gesticulationem (nominative gesticulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of gesticulari "to gesture, mimic," from gesticulus "a mimicking gesture," diminutive of gestus (see gest).