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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
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin gesticulātiōn- (stem of gesticulātiō). See gesticulate, -ion
Related forms
overgesticulation, noun
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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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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