Gestural



[jes-cher] /ˈdʒɛs tʃər/

noun
1.
a movement or position of the hand, arm, body, head, or face that is expressive of an idea, opinion, emotion, etc.:
the gestures of an orator; a threatening gesture.
2.
the use of such movements to express thought, emotion, etc.
3.
any action, courtesy, communication, etc., intended for effect or as a formality; considered expression; demonstration:
a gesture of friendship.
4.
Digital Technology. a particular movement of the body, typically the fingers or hand, used to control or interact with a digital device (often used attributively): a gesture command;
Use a two-finger pinching gesture on your touchscreen to zoom in or out.
verb (used without object), gestured, gesturing.
5.
to make or use a gesture or gestures.
verb (used with object), gestured, gesturing.
6.
to express by a gesture or gestures.
/ˈdʒɛstʃə/
noun
1.
a motion of the hands, head, or body to emphasize an idea or emotion, esp while speaking
2.
something said or done as a formality or as an indication of intention: a political gesture
3.
(obsolete) the manner in which a person bears himself; posture
verb
4.
to express by or make gestures; gesticulate
adj.

1610s, from gesture + -al (1). Related: Gesturally.
n.

early 15c., “manner of carrying the body,” from Medieval Latin gestura “bearing, behavior,” from Latin gestus “gesture, carriage, posture” (see gest). Restricted sense of “a movement of the body or a part of it” is from 1550s; figurative sense of “action undertaken in good will to express feeling” is from 1916.
v.

1540s, from gesture (n.). Related: Gestured; gesturing.

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