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gesture, jester
gesture (JES chuhr) (noun)
Movement of body parts, arms, hands, to communicate information: The man used a gesture to indicate in which direction we should go to catch our bus.
jester (JES tuhr) (noun)
Someone who acts in a foolish manner attempting to be witty or playful: In medieval castles, a jester was often expected to entertain guests.

The court jester made an odd gesture that amused the king.

—Callie Cardamon

During the entertainment, the court jester used a silly gesture that made every one laugh.

jester (s) (noun), jesters (pl)
1. A professional clown employed to entertain a king or noblemen in the Middle Ages: A jester, or court fool, worked as a humorist in an English court during the medieval and Tudor times.
2. Someone who likes to do things to make people laugh: The friends always liked to have Jim around, who was termed the jester, because he always kept everybody chuckling, giggling, and roaring with joy!
3. Anyone who presents witticisms, jokes, and pranks: Everybody laughed with glee and hilarity when the man at the party, evidently a jester, started making puns and clever remarks.
A person who likes be a clown or play pranks to entertain people.
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