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Pronunciation

Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin gestura.

Noun

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Singular
gesture

Plural
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  1. A motion of the limbs or body, especially one made to emphasize speech
    The middle finger gesture is really a nonverbal swear.
  2. An act or a remark made as a formality or as a sign of attitude
    We took flowers as a gesture of sympathy.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to gesture

Third person singular
gestures

Simple past
gestured

Past participle
-

Present participle
gesturing

to gesture (third-person singular simple present gestures, present participle gesturing, simple past and past participle gestured)
  1. (intransitive) To make a gesture or gestures.
    My dad said to never gesture with my hands when I talk.
  2. (transitive) To express something by a gesture or gestures.
    Never gesture at someone with a middle finger.

Synonyms

Translations

(intransitive) make a gesture
(transitive) express something by a gesture
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