Gesticulation

  • 1 gesticulation — [ ʒɛstikylasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1495 « mouvement violent »; lat. gesticulatio 1 ♦ Action de gesticuler. Évoquer, exprimer qqch. par la gesticulation. ⇒ pantomime. Des gesticulations frénétiques. 2 ♦ Milit. Manœuvres destinées à impressionner l… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 gesticulation — gesticulation, gesture 1. Gesture is a somewhat older word (15c) than gesticulation (16c), and both are related to Latin gestus meaning ‘action’. In current use they overlap in their meanings to do with movement of the body or parts of the body… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 gesticulation — Gesticulation. s. f. Trop de gestes dans le discours. Gesticulation continuelle. trop grande gesticulation …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Gesticulation — Ges*tic u*la tion, n. [L. gesticulatio: cf. F. gesticulation.] 1. The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to express passion or enforce sentiments. [1913 Webster] 2. A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs in speaking, or in representing… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Gesticulatĭon — (v. lat.), der Ausdruck von Vorstellungen, Gemüthsbewegungen u. Willensbestimmungen durch Körperbewegungen, bes. der Hände. Sie ist eine natürliche Zeichensprache, u. bei Lebhaftigkeit der Empfindungen ist sie ein begleitender höherer Ausdruck… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Gesticulation — Gesticulation, lat. dtsch., Geberdenspiel; Gesten, Geberden …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7 gesticulation — early 15c., from L. gesticulationem (nom. gesticulatio), noun of action from pp. stem of gesticulari to gesture, mimic, from gesticulus a mimicking gesture, dim. of gestus (see GEST (Cf. gest)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 gesticulation — *gesture …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 gesticulation — [jes tik΄yo͞o lā′shən, jes tik΄yəlā′shən] n. [L gesticulatio] 1. a gesticulating 2. a gesture, esp. an energetic one gesticulatory [jes tik΄yələ tôr΄ē] adj …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 gesticulation — (jè sti ku la sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. Action de gesticuler. •   L imitateur arrive à sa fin, ou par le discours seul, ou par la gesticulation (car il faut que je me serve de ce mot), ou par le chant, GODEAU Disc. sur Malherbe..… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 GESTICULATION — s. f. Action de gesticuler. Gesticulation ridicule …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 12 GESTICULATION — n. f. Action de gesticuler. Gesticulation ridicule …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 13 gesticulation — /je stik yeuh lay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of gesticulating. 2. an animated or excited gesture. [1595 1605; < L gesticulation (s. of gesticulatio). See GESTICULATE, ION] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 gesticulation — gesticulate ► VERB ▪ gesture dramatically in place of or to emphasize speech. DERIVATIVES gesticulation noun. ORIGIN Latin gesticulari, from gestus action …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 gesticulation — noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of making gestures 2. gesture; especially an expressive gesture made in showing strong feeling or in enforcing an argument …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 gesticulation — noun a) The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to express passion or enforce sentiments. b) A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs in speaking, or in representing action or passion, and enforcing arguments and sentiments. See Also:… …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 gesticulation — Synonyms and related words: bearing, beck, beckon, body language, carriage, charade, chironomy, dactylology, deaf and dumb alphabet, dumb show, gesture, gesture language, hand signal, kinesics, motion, movement, pantomime, poise, pose, posture,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 gesticulation — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An expressive, meaningful bodily movement: gesture, indication, motion, sign, signal. Informal: high sign. See EXPRESS …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 gesticulation — ges·tic·u·la·tion || dÊ’e‚stɪkjÉ™ leɪʃn / kjÊŠ l n. moving of the hands or other parts of the body in an animated manner (in place of or accompanying speech) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 gesticulation — n. See gesture, n …

    New dictionary of synonyms


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