gesture language


: communication by gestures
especially : sign language

called also gestural language

Examples of gesture language in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 2 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gesture language was in 1855

Dictionary Entries Near gesture language

Cite this Entry

“Gesture language.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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