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gesture

ges·ture

gesture

 
 
pronunciation:
jes chr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a movement of one's body or face that shows feeling or thought.
Raising your hand in class is a gesture that shows you wish to speak.
 
synonyms:
motion, signal
similar words:
indication, pantomime
definition 2: an action meant to show feeling or that is done for effect.
His bringing flowers was a kind gesture.
similar words:
demonstration, display, expression, flourish, indication, show, token
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: gestured, gestures, gesturing
definition: to make a gesture or gestures.
He gestured wildly with his arms to try to get the driver to stop and help him.
synonyms:
sign, signal
similar words:
beckon
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  body, communication, face, language, theater