Friday, January 08, 2010
gesticulate intransitive verb [juh-STIK-yuh-layt] To make gestures or motions, especially while speaking or instead of speaking.
Definitions for gesticulate
- To make gestures or motions, especially while speaking or instead of speaking.
- 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.
In conversation, Ferry is friendly and animated, frequently rising to his feet to pace and gesticulate as he talks.
Origin of gesticulate
Gesticulate is from Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari, "to gesticulate," from gesticulus, diminutive of gestus, "gesture, action."