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A gesture, especially a dramatic one, used instead of speaking or to emphasize one's words:‘he punctuated his speech with wild gesticulations’[mass noun] ‘there was a lot of gesticulation’
gesturing, gesture, hand movement, signalling, signals, signing, signs, motioning, waving, wave, indicationbody languageView synonyms
- ‘I know I do tend to move a little, largely because I naturally tend to use gesticulation and body language to emphasize what I'm talking about.’
- ‘The judge was characteristically intense, frequently shifting to the edge of his seat and punctuating his thoughts with brisk gesticulations.’
- ‘‘Every hand movement, gesticulation or walking movement can be felt to be provocative,’ he said.’
- ‘In most bands, the members need constant eye contact and body gesticulations in order to communicate musically.’
- ‘In fact, many of the details were provided to the police implicitly by the male complainant through his physical motions and gesticulations.’
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