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gesticulate 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/jeˈstikyəˌlāt/,
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gesticulating, present participle; gesticulated, past tense; gesticulates, 3rd person singular present; gesticulated, past participle;
  1. Use gestures, esp. dramatic ones, instead of speaking or to emphasize one's words
    • - they were shouting and gesticulating frantically at drivers who did not slow down

  1. show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
  2. (gesticulating) making gestures while speaking; "her gesticulating hands and arms made words almost unnecessary"
  3. (gesticulation) a deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion
  4. A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of speech or together and in parallel with spoken words.Kendon, Adam. (2004) Gesture: Visible Action as Utterance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ...
  5. To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures; To say or express through gestures
  6. (gesticulation) The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to express passion or enforce sentiments; A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs in speaking, or in representing action or passion, and enforcing arguments and sentiments; Antic tricks or motions
  7. (gesticulating) To move the arms or hands when speaking, or express something with movements of the arms or hands
  8. (Gesticulation) any movement made by a foreigner.