gesticulation

[je-stik-yuh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of gesticulating.
2.
an animated or excited gesture.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin gesticulātiōn- (stem of gesticulātiō). See gesticulate, -ion

overgesticulation, noun
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gesticulation (dʒɛˌstɪkjʊˈleɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of gesticulating
2.  an animated or expressive gesture
 
gesticulatory
 
adj

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Example sentences
When articulation is impossible, gesticulation comes to the rescue.
The opening storm scene is over-the-top gesticulation under beautiful directorial control.
The pacing, the celebrating and gesticulation were priceless.
Suddenly the committeemen and officers on top of the automobile began to discuss something with great heat and much gesticulation.
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