Definition of Gesticulation

1. Noun. A deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion.

Generic synonyms: Gesture, Motion
Derivative terms: Gesticulate



Definition of Gesticulation

1. n. The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to express passion or enforce sentiments.

Definition of Gesticulation

1. Noun. The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to aid expression of thoughts, sentiments or passion. ¹

2. Noun. A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs when speaking, or in representing action or passion, and enforcing arguments and sentiments. ¹

3. Noun. Antic tricks or motions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gesticulation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gesticulation

gestations
gestative
gestatorial chair
gestatory
geste
gested
gestes
gestic
gestical
gesticulant
gesticulate
gesticulated
gesticulates
gesticulating
gesticulatingly
gesticulation (current term)
gesticulations
gesticulative
gesticulator
gesticulators
gesticulatory
gestin
gestonorone caproate
gestor
gestosis
gestour
gestours
gests
gesturable

Literary usage of Gesticulation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1874)
"... apparently, rather indefinite, requiring much facial ortion and bodily gesticulation to make their sentences perfectly ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"As a preacher he was remarkable for his delivery, choice of expression, absence of gesticulation, and personal exhortations of surprising force. ..."

3. The Art of Oratorical Composition: Based Upon the Precepts and Models of the by Charles Coppens (1885)
"gesticulation. 328. Gestures are motions of the body intended to add grace ... (See on Italian gesticulation one of Cardinal Wiseman's Essays, vol. iii. p. ..."

4. Teuffels̓ History of Roman Literature by Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel (1891)
"... being perhaps interspersed; the jokes were coarse, accompanied by- lively gesticulation, which was also obscene ; the diction bore a plebeian character. ..."

5. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Including A Journal of His Tour to the by James Boswell, John Wilson Croker (1846)
"1 [Mr. Whyte has related an anecdote of Johnson's violence of gesticulation, which, bat for this evidence of Garrick's, one could have hardly believed. ..."

6. Curran and his contemporaries by Charles Phillips (1850)
"With a person swaying like a pendulum, and an abstracted air, he seemed always in thought, and each thought provoked an attendant gesticulation. ..."

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