chironomy definition

  • noun:
    • the skill of moving the arms in oratory or in pantomime; gesture.
    • The art of moving the fingers in oratory or in pantomime; gesture.
    • The research which treats of the rules of pantomimic gesticulation or of considerable gesture.
    • Specifically The art of showing a melody to a choir by movements of hands, in place of by printed or written notes. This method of conducting was typical in the early Western Church.

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