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Sunday, September 21, 2003

Definitions for gesticulate

  1. To make gestures or motions, especially while speaking or instead of speaking.
  2. To indicate or express by gestures.

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Citations for gesticulate
In between clearing flooded masks or removing our air supplies, we would gesticulate wildly to point out the giant barracuda hovering nearby, its ugly jaws snapping. Gwyn Topham, The Guardian
In conversation, Ferry is friendly and animated, frequently rising to his feet to pace and gesticulate as he talks. Barbara Ellen, The Observer
Origin of gesticulate
1595-1605
Gesticulate is from Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari, "to gesticulate," from gesticulus, diminutive of gestus, "gesture, action."
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