Definition of gesticulation in English:

gesticulation

Line breaks: ges¦ticu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /dʒəˌstɪkjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
, dʒɛˌstɪkjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
/

noun

  • 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
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    • 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.
    • ‘Every hand movement, gesticulation or walking movement can be felt to be provocative,’ he said.
    • 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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