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gesticulation (noun) gesture; movement of hands and arms accompanying words.
When you move your arms and hands while speaking you make gesticulations. You make gesticulations, that is, move your hands and arms, to attract others' attention or to make others understand what you are saying. We make gesticulations more when we are angry, excited, or unable to find the right word.
- Pearson made wild gesticulations as he in his speech in the senate severely criticized the government's new taxation proposals.
- The boy's gesticulations, his arms raised in agony, indicated that he was scared and appeared to be in danger.