I can hardly describe this, which is why I need the one word. When you shout "Ta-daa!" and throw your arms out at your sides, does anyone have a one-word description for what you're doing? Argh.


Generally, it would be a flourish, but I believe the specific gesture you're talking about is sometimes described as "jazz hands".

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    I would call it "finishing with a flourish" (I know, not a single word). But "jazz hands" is really not the same thing. – Robusto Jun 1 '11 at 15:41
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    I agree that jazz hands is different. Jazz hands has kind of twinkly fingers. Flourish is the word that jumped to my mind, too, but doesn't necessarily involve a "ta-da!" – Kit Z. Fox Jun 1 '11 at 19:23

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