from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of gesticulating.
- n. A deliberate, vigorous motion or gesture. See Synonyms at gesture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to aid expression of thoughts, sentiments or passion.
- n. A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs when speaking, or in representing action or passion, and enforcing arguments and sentiments.
- n. An odd or fanciful motion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to express passion or enforce sentiments.
- n. A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs in speaking, or in representing action or passion, and enforcing arguments and sentiments.
- n. Antic tricks or motions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or practice of gesticulating or making gestures: as, his gesticulation is awkward.
- n. A gesture; an expressive motion of the head, body, or limbs.
- n. Synonyms See gesture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion
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Their gesticulation is menacing, both to the Court and the bystanders, and an equal portion of all they say, is distributed to every part of the hall.
In tracing the History of Pantomime it becomes a matter of considerable difficulty, and, as Baron, in his _Lettres sur la Danse_, observes that when the word Dancing occurs in an old author, that it should always be translated by "gesticulation," "declamation," or "Pantomime."
There was so much hand gesticulation but my father was not remotely tired.
And I doubt the American announcement of having deployed forces "near Libya" this Monday afternoon will go beyond mere gesticulation.
The characters rattled around on the empty stage, occasionally engaging in stylized, repetitive gesticulation and frequently rolling around on the floor.
Indian actors of old were often trained for the theatre, which placed a much higher emphasis on gesticulation than dialogue - this is likely why you may find that the sub titles are not necessary.
He's thanking the TCA, with grand and precise gesticulation, as The Man Who Almost Speaks French.
It was not just that he could not control his anger at Harman's hypocrisy for applauding Ed Miliband's attack on the decision to invade Iraq, but it proved that the media would follow his every eye movement, gesticulation and intonation to magnify differences between him and the new leader.
College is a time for self evaluation, contemplation, and meaningful gesticulation of one's fist at a Thursday night fraternity party.
I am wholly confident that the rates of wild gesticulation amongst my peers at the yeshivot I attended were consistent with similar rates in gentile communities.