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gesticulation

ges·tic·u·la·tion

gesticulation

 
pronunciation:
j stIk y leI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of using hand movements, as to add emphasis or expressiveness to speech.
He could not hear what she was saying, but her frantic gesticulation told him that something was very wrong.
definition 2: a specific hand movement.
derivations: gesticulative (adj.), gesticulatory (adj.)