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1. gesture

noun. ['ˈdʒɛstʃɝ'] motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling.

Synonyms

  • poking
  • movement
  • poke
  • thrust
  • motion
  • motility
  • jab
  • mudra
  • jabbing
  • move

Antonyms

  • fire
  • negativeness
  • positiveness
  • negativity

Etymology

  • gestura (Latin)
  • gerere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Gesture

  • fixture
  • goodpasture
  • mixture
  • moisture
  • pasture
  • posture
  • texture

How do you pronounce gesture?

Pronounce gesture as ˈʤɛsʧər.

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Sentences with gesture


1. Noun, singular or mass
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Quotes about gesture


1. No art is any good unless you can feel how it's put together. By and large it's the eye, the hand and if it's any good, you feel the body. Most of the best stuff seems to be a complete gesture, the totality of the artist's body; you can really lean on it.
- Frank Stella

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

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

2. gesture

noun. ['ˈdʒɛstʃɝ'] the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals.

Synonyms

  • facial gesture
  • wafture
  • sign
  • bowing
  • high-five
  • shrug
  • wave
  • beck
  • waving
  • flourish
  • curtsy
  • obeisance
  • motion
  • sign of the cross
  • visual communication
  • nod
  • facial expression
  • previous question
  • V sign
  • bow
  • gesticulation

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • straight line
  • fall
  • yield

Etymology

  • gestura (Latin)
  • gerere (Latin)

3. gesture

verb. ['ˈdʒɛstʃɝ'] show, express or direct through movement.

Synonyms

  • sign
  • shrug
  • communicate
  • wave
  • hold out
  • stretch forth
  • exsert
  • gesticulate
  • applaud
  • acclaim
  • put out
  • motion
  • wink
  • extend
  • shake
  • beckon
  • nod
  • clap
  • intercommunicate
  • bless
  • cross oneself
  • spat
  • bow
  • stretch out

Antonyms

  • surrender
  • disapprove
  • criticize
  • disapproval

Etymology

  • gestura (Latin)
  • gerere (Latin)

4. gesture

noun. ['ˈdʒɛstʃɝ'] something done as an indication of intention.

Synonyms

  • indication
  • indicant

Antonyms

  • invalidate
  • uncommunicative
  • excommunicate

Etymology

  • gestura (Latin)
  • gerere (Latin)
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