wave of the hand

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wave + of + the + hand

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /weɪv/, /ʌv/, /ðə/, /hænd/

Noun[edit]

wave of the hand (plural waves of the hand)

  1. (idiomatic) A simple gesture, as used for command, dismissal, or summoning something as if by magic.

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