gesticulatory

gesticulate

[je-stik-yuh-leyt]
verb (used without object), gesticulated, gesticulating.
1.
to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech.
verb (used with object), gesticulated, gesticulating.
2.
to express by gesturing.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin gesticulātus (past participle of gesticulārī), equivalent to Late Latin (assumed in Latin) gesticul(us) gesture (diminutive of gestus; see gestic, -cule1) + -ātus -ate1

gesticulative, gesticulatory [je-stik-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
gesticulator, noun
overgesticulate, verb, overgesticulated, overgesticulating.
overgesticulative, adjective
overgesticulatively, adverb
ungesticulating, adjective
ungesticulative, adjective
ungesticulatory, adjective


1. gesture, motion, wave, signal.
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gesticulate (dʒɛˈstɪkjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
to express by or make gestures
 
[C17: from Latin gesticulārī, from Latin gesticulus (unattested except in Late Latin) gesture, diminutive of gestus gesture, from gerere to bear, conduct]
 
ges'ticulative
 
adj
 
ges'ticulator
 
n

gesticulation (dʒɛˌstɪkjʊˈleɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of gesticulating
2.  an animated or expressive gesture
 
gesticulatory
 
adj

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gesticulate
c.1600, from pp. stem of L. gesticulari "to gesture, mimic," from gesticulus "a mimicking gesture," dim. of gestus "gesture, carriage, posture" (see gest).
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