gesture language

noun

Definition of gesture language

: communication by gestures especially : sign language

called also gestural language

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But without a mouse or trackpad on the iPad, Apple had to invent a new gesture language — and our fingers are only so capable. Washington Post, "New iPads make a strong back-to-school appeal. I’m still not sold.," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of gesture language

1855, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2019

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