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General words for gestures and gesturing

action

noun

a movement that you make with your body

body language

noun

the movements or positions of your body that show other people what you are thinking or feeling

flourish

noun

a confident movement made so that other people notice

gesticulate

verb

to make movements with your hands and arms when you are talking, usually because you want to emphasize what you are saying or because you are excited

gesture

noun

a movement that communicates a feeling or instruction

gesture

noun

a hand movement that you use to control something such as a smartphone or tablet

gesture

noun

the use of movement to communicate, especially in dance

gesture

noun

something that you do to communicate your intentions towards someone, especially good intentions

gesture

verb

to make a movement with your hands or head in order to show or tell someone something

mime

verb

to tell a story or express yourself without words, using only the movements of your body and face

mime

noun

the use of only the movements of your body and face to tell a story or express yourself

pantomime

noun

mime

sign

noun

a movement or sound that you make that tells other people what you want, how you feel, what they should do etc

sign

noun

a movement that you make with your hands that has a special meaning

signal

noun

a movement or sound made by someone that has a special meaning to another person

signal

verb

to make a movement or sound that has a special meaning to another person

gesticulation

noun

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