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Definition of Gesture


  1. Manner of carrying the body; position of the body or limbs; posture.
  2. A motion of the body or limbs expressive of sentiment or passion; any action or posture intended to express an idea or a passion, or to enforce or emphasize an argument, assertion, or opinion.
  3. To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action; to gesticulate.
  4. To make gestures; to gesticulate.

Gesture Quotations

Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.
Virginia Satir

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Henri Matisse

Remember that a gesture of friendship, no matter how small, is always appreciated.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.
Malcolm Arnold

It's a rather rude gesture, but at least it's clear what you mean.
Katharine Hepburn
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Gesture Translations

gesture in Dutch is gebaren, gesticuleren
gesture in Finnish is ele
gesture in French is geste
gesture in Hungarian is gesztus
gesture in Italian is gesto
gesture in Norwegian is gestikulere, gestus
gesture in Portuguese is gesto

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