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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A movement or action of the hands or face, expressive of some idea or emotion.

Usage examples (42)
  • A smile is a friendly gesture that can make a newcomer feel welcome.
  • A political gesture
  • A gesture of defiance
  • ; if gesture points to a variable, send its contents as keystrokes if (% gesture%) for more
Tutoring comment
  • A good "jester" (a person who tells jokes) will use "gestures" (movements to express an attitude) to make the jokes even funnier.
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