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By Raymond victor



Definition of hand gestures
A gesture is a form of nonverbal communication made with a part of the body, used instead of or in combination with verbal communication. The language of gesture allows individuals to express a variety of feelings and thoughts

Gesture motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

Types of gestures

Types of gestures
Single hand gestures Two-hand gestures

Gestures made with other body parts


Single hand gestures

Two-hand gestures

Gestures made with other body parts


Categorize Of Gestures

Friendly gestures

Formal gestures

Celebration gestures University gestures

Categorize Of Gestures

Finger counting

Other gestures

Sign language (Fingerspelling)

Friendly gestures
Air kiss A-ok Doff/hat tip High five ILY sign Shaka sign Thumbs up Dap greeting

Fist bump Cheek kissing Elbow bump Namaste

Air kiss
A facial expression in which the lips are pursed as if kissing. Sometimes, the air kiss includes touching cheek-to-cheek gesture may be accompanied by the mwah sound

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Doff/hat tip
A hat tip, or doff (British English), is a cultural expression of recognition, respect, gratitude, greeting, or simple salutation and acknowledgement between two persons

High five
The high five is a celebratory hand gesture that occurs when two people simultaneously raise one hand, about head high

ILY sign
The ILY is a gesture used in the United States and other Americanized countries. It originated in American Sign Language as a combination of the letters I, L and Y (I Love You)

Shaka sign
The shaka sign is a common greeting gesture It is often associated with Hawaii In Hawai'i call the "Aloha Spirit," a gesture of friendship

Thumbs up
A thumbs up or thumbs down is a common gesture represented by a closed fist held with the thumb extended upward or downward in approval or disapproval respectively

Dap greeting
Dap is a form of handshake and friendly gesture that has recently became popularized in western cultures

Fist bump
The fist bump (also known as a report or fist pound) is a type of gesture similar in meaning to a handshake, high five or nose rub. A bump also can be known as a symbol of giving of respect

Cheek kissing
Cheek kissing is a ritual or social gesture to indicate friendship, perform a greeting, to confer congratulations, to comfort someone, or to show respect

Elbow bump
The elbow bump is an informal greeting where two people touch, or tap, elbows.

is a common spoken greeting or salutation used in Nepal and India

Formal gestures


Raised fist Scout sign and salute Nazi salute Roman salute Three-finger salute (Serbian) Two-finger salute United Macedonia salute

Raised fist
The raised fist is usually regarded as an expression of solidarity, strength or defiance.

Scout sign and salute
The three-finger salute is used by members of Scout and Guide organizations around the world when greeting other Scouts and in respect of a national flag at ceremonies

Nazi salute
The Nazi salute, also known as Hitler salute (German: Hitlergruß, literally Hitler Greeting)

Roman salute
The Roman salute (Saluto Romano) is a gesture in which the arm is held out forward straight

Three-finger salute (Serbian)
The salute is often used by sport fans and players when celebrating sport victories. After winning salute is based on the way that Orthodox Serbs perform the Sign of the Cross

Two-finger salute
The two-finger salute is a salute given using only the middle and index fingers This salute is used by Polish military and uniformed services and by Cub Scouts.

United Macedonia salute
The United Macedonia salute is a salute with the thumb and pointing finger shaped in a circle and the left over three fingers pointing up

Celebration gestures
Applause Fist pump Victory clasp

Applause (Latin applaudere, to strike upon, clap) is primarily the expression of approval by the act of clapping A demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together

Fist pump
The fist pump is a celebratory gesture in which a closed fist is raised before the torso and subsequently drawn down and nearer to the body in a vigorous, swift motion

Victory clasp

A victory clasp is a double hand gesture used in celebration of one's own victory

University gestures
Gator Chomp Guns Up Hook 'em Horns Sic 'em Bears

Gator Chomp
The Gator Chomp is a gesture made by fans of the University of Florida to show their support of the Florida Gators sports teams

Guns Up
Guns up is the slogan and hand signal of Texas Tech University. It is used by students and alumni as a greeting. It is also used as a victory sign during athletic events.

Hook em Horns
Hook 'em Horns is the slogan and hand signal of The University of Texas at Austin Students and alumni of the university employ a greeting

Sic em Bears
The Sic 'em Bears is the recognized hand gesture and yell for Baylor University support and Baylor Bears fans (Baylor Bears refers to the sports teams of Baylor University)

Finger counting) Chinese

number gestures)

Other gestures
Air quotes Head bobble Hand waving Hitchhiking Handshake finger-wagging Index finger Crossed fingers V sign Manual communication Curtsey Hand-kissing

Loser (hand gesture) Nod (gesture) Poke Puppy face Rock-paper-scissors Shrug Genuflection Secret handshake Hand-rubbing

Air quotes
Air quotes, also called fingerquotes similar gestures has been recorded as early as 1927 Did not appear until 1989 Air quotes are often used to express  satire, sarcasm,  irony 

Head bobble (Indian head shake (
The motion usually consists of a side-to-side tilting of the head performed by the listener in agreement with what is being said by the speaker, such that the speaker perceives there is 'no problem' 

Hand waving
The term handwaving is an informal term that describes either the  debate technique of failing to rigorously It is also used in other situations as a good bye sing

Hitchhiking (also known as thumbing,tramping, hitching,  autostop or  thumbing up a ride)  is a means of  transportation that is gained by asking people, usually strangers, for a ride in their automobile 4 free 

A handshake is a short ritual  in which two people grasp each other's right hand, often accompanied by a brief up and down movement of the grasped hands. It is commonly done upon meeting, greeting, parting, offering congratulations, expressing gratitude, or completing an agreement handshaking was practiced as far back as the 2nd century BC. A depiction of two soldiers apparently shaking hands can be found on part of a 5th century BC tomb

index finger
The index finger, (also referred to as, forefinger, trigger finger, pointer finger Pointing directly with the index finger at a person is considered rude A more polite way of pointing to a person would be to direct the hand in their direction,

when held up or moved side to side (finger-wagging) often saying "We're number one!"

Crossed fingers
cross one's fingers is a hand gesture used to  superstitiously wish for good luck pre-Christian times and, in many early FrenchBrazilian cultures one to make a wish and the other to send it up to the heavens  It is also seen as bad luck to cross your fingers on both hands. MSN type (yn)

V sign
The V sign is a hand gesture in which the first and second fingers are raised and parted  its use as a "Victory" sign (for V as in victory) 

Manual communication

message between persons

Pupils in a traditional classroom situation signal to their teacher that they want to be heard

Successful communication between people of different cultures

A curtsey (also spelled curtsy or  courtesy) is a traditional gesture of greeting, in which a  girl or woman bends her knees while bowing her head

Hand-kissing is a  ritual of greeting and respect The person kissing bows towards the offered hand and (symbolically) touches the knuckles with his lips

Loser (hand gesture)
The loser is a  hand gesture made by extending the thumb and index fingers, leaving the other fingers closed to create the letter L The gesture was popular in the 1990

Nod (gesture)
A nod of the head is a gesture in which the head is tilted in alternating up and down  used to indicate  agreement,   acceptance, or  acknowledgment.

Poking is an action of tapping and/or softly jabbing another person with the tip of one's finger  or a sharp object. This is usually done to gain the other's attention


Puppy face
A puppy face  is a  facial expression that humans make the look is expressed when the head is tilted down and the eyes are looking up Usually, the animal looks like it is about to cry. Many people consider this cute. 

Rock-paper-scissors is a hand game played by two or more people. The game is known by many names ,including paper rock scissors jan-kenpon, kauwi-bauwi-bo, The game is often used as a selection method

performed by lifting both shoulders up, and is an indication of an individual either not knowing an answer to a question

Genuflection  bending at least one knee to the ground, was from early times a gesture of deep respect for a superior

Secret handshake

hand-rubbing as an indication of coldness or kind touch

ASL (American Sign Language)

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