The definition of gesticulate is to gesture wildly, or to express a point or idea through movement of hands and body.(verb)
When you wave your arms and shake your fists in an animated fashion to express your anger at something, this is an example of a time when you gesticulate.
See gesticulate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L gesticulatus, pp. of gesticulari, to make mimic gestures < gesticulus, dim. of gestus, a gesture < pp. of gerere, to bear, carry, do
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verb ges·tic·u·lat·ed, ges·tic·u·lat·ing, ges·tic·u·lates verb, intransitive
Origin: Latin gesticulārī, gesticulāt-
Origin: , from gesticulus, gesticulation
Origin: , diminutive of gestus, gesture, bearing; see gesture.
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