Gesticulate Definition

gesticulated, gesticulates, gesticulating
gesticulated, gesticulates, gesticulating
To make or use gestures, esp. with the hands and arms, as in adding nuances or force to one's speech, or as a substitute for speech.
Webster's New World
To make gestures especially while speaking, as for emphasis.
American Heritage
To express by gesticulating.
Webster's New World

Origin of Gesticulate

  • From Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari (to gesticulate) from gesticulus (a mimic gesture), diminutive of gestus (gesture), from gerere, gestum (to bear, carry, perform).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin gesticulārī gesticulāt- from gesticulus gesticulation diminutive of gestus gesture, bearing gesture

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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