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The gestures below are meaningful expressions produced with parts of the body, but excluding speech. All are used outside of the context of a sign language. Some have specific referents, some emphasize accompanying vocal speech, and some express feelings, including contempt, hostility, approval, and affection.

List of gesturesEdit

A tense argument. These gestures are described here as "pointing up" and "calm down".
ILY sign

One personEdit

One handEdit

Two handsEdit

Moving the headEdit

Parts of the headEdit

Whole body, or legs/torsoEdit

Other parts of the bodyEdit

Using objectsEdit

Two people interactingEdit

Only the handsEdit

Other gesturesEdit

Three people interactingEdit


Card gamesEdit



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See alsoEdit