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An example use of gesture in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… in the usa it was a gesture that won him …”
Gesture is a movement of the body or parts of the body that is intended to communicate an idea or emotion.
the word gesture occurs in english on average 20.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.