gesticulation

noun ges·tic·u·la·tion \ je-ˌsti-kyə-ˈlā-shən \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of gesticulation

1 : the act of making gestures
2 : gesture; especially : an expressive gesture made in showing strong feeling or in enforcing an argument

Examples of gesticulation in a Sentence

  1. as the argument grew more heated, his gesticulations got bigger and wilder

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First Known Use of gesticulation

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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