adjective Date: 1613 1. of, relating to, or consisting of gestures 2. of, relating to, or characterized by vigorous application of paint and expressive brushwork <
gestural expressionism
gesturally adverb

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  • Gestural — Ges tur*al, a. Relating to gesture. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gestural — 1610s, from GESTURE (Cf. gesture) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Gesturally …   Etymology dictionary

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  • gestural — adjective 1. used of the language of the deaf • Syn: ↑sign, ↑signed, ↑sign language • Similar to: ↑communicative, ↑communicatory 2. being other than verbal communication the study of gestural communic …   Useful english dictionary

  • gestural — See gesture. * * * …   Universalium

  • gestural — adjective Of, pertaining to, or using gestures. See Also: gesticulate, gesticulation, gesticulative, gesture …   Wiktionary

  • gestural — adj. of a gesture, of a gesticulation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gestural — ges·tur·al …   English syllables

  • gestural language — noun see gesture language …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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