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Gestures a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning.

Description of hand gestures

Hand gestures are a great way of reinforcing what you're saying, but caution as they may mean different things in different cultures.

Types of gestures

Ironic gestures- represent object attributes, spatial relationships, and actions.

Pointing gestures-these gestures are use for connecting speech to another idea or a object`s location.

Metaphoric gestures- put an abstract idea into a more literal, concrete form.

Beat gestures-use to keep the rhythm of speech, and to convey no semantic content.

What are gestures used for ?

Gestures include movement of the hands, face, or other parts of the body. Gestures allow individuals to communicate a variety of feelings and thoughts, from contempt and hostility to approval and affection, often together with body language in addition to words when they speak.