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The gestures below are meaningful expressions produced with parts of the body other than the speech organs. 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 gestures[edit]

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

One person[edit]

One hand[edit]

Two hands[edit]

Moving the head[edit]

Parts of the head[edit]

Whole body, or legs/torso[edit]

Other parts of the body[edit]

Using objects[edit]

Two people interacting[edit]

Only the hands[edit]

Other gestures[edit]

Three people interacting[edit]


Card games[edit]



(to be filled)

See also[edit]