- n.手势，姿势; 举止，动作; 〔古语〕仪态; [计算机]光笔指令;
- 复数: gestures;
- 第三人称单数: gestures;
- 过去式: gestured;
- 过去分词: gestured;
- 现在分词: gesturing;
She opened her arms wide in an expansive gesture of welcome.
He made a rude gesture at the driver of the other car.
a gesture of good faith
a gesture of submission
She bowed her head in a gesture somehow reminiscent of royalty.
They expected a reciprocal gesture before more hostages could be freed.
He threw it aside with an impatient gesture and another oath and walked off.
He throws his hands open in a gesture which clearly indicates his relief.
This gesture of goodwill did little to improve the tense atmosphere at the talks.
From a simple gesture or the speaker's tone of voice, the Japanese listener gleans the whole meaning.
He raised his arms in a gesture of supplication.
David made a gesture, spreading out his hands as if he were showing that he had no explanation to make.
Estela started to say something but a gesture from her husband quieted her at once.
He questioned the government's commitment to peace and called on it to make a gesture of good will.
It was a simple enough gesture, but symbolically important.
Greg made a vague gesture to indicate how much.
In a theatrical gesture Glass clamped his hand over his eyes.
It was a very kind and thoughtful gesture.
He made a rude gesture with his fingers.
His resignation was merely a gesture.
With a last defiant gesture, they sang a revolutionary song as they were led away to prison.
He spread his palms in a gesture of openness.
I consider a supremely beautiful gesture.
The president's speech was seen as a conciliatory gesture towards former enemies.
The Australian Government gave us a koala bear as a gesture of friendship.
She appeared genuinely surprised by this gesture of affection.
His gesture indicated a caution.
Putting on a hat can be a ceremonious act, an elegant gesture in the ritual of dressing.
He sent her flowers as a propitiatory gesture.
Her refusal was merely a deliberate gesture.
Speakers or English have a similar gesture through the hand may not be cupped and the fingers may be held more loosely, but for them the gesture means goodbye or go away, quite the opposite of the Colombian gesture.
If he keeps the palm of the hand parallel to the floor, as he would in his own culture when making known the height of a child, for example, he will very likely be greeted by laughter, in Colombia this gesture is reserved for the description of animals
Substitutions of one gesture for the other often create not only humorous but also embarrassing moment.
Among the kinds of social gestures most significant for second-language teachers are those which are identical in form but different in meaning in the two cultures.
Again, in Colombian, a speaker of English would have to know that when he indicates height he most choose between different gestures depending on whether he is referring to a human being or an animal
By making gestures at strategic points.
He uses lots of gestures to help make his points clear.
1. motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
2. the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
3. something done as an indication of intention;
"a political gesture"
"a gesture of defiance"
1. show, express or direct through movement;
"He gestured his desire to leave"