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gesticulation

[je-stik-yuh-ley-shuh n] /dʒɛˌstɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of gesticulating.
2.
an animated or excited gesture.
Origin of gesticulation
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin gesticulātiōn- (stem of gesticulātiō). See gesticulate, -ion
Related forms
overgesticulation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gesticulation

gesticulation

/dʒɛˌstɪkjʊˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of gesticulating
2.
an animated or expressive gesture
Derived Forms
gesticulatory, adjective
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Word Origin and History for gesticulation
n.

early 15c., from Latin gesticulationem (nominative gesticulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of gesticulari "to gesture, mimic," from gesticulus "a mimicking gesture," diminutive of gestus (see gest).

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