gesture language


Definition of 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, "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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“Gesture language.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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