Gesticulate meaning

jĕ-stĭkyə-lāt
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.
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To make gestures especially while speaking, as for emphasis.
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To express by gesticulating.
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The definition of gesticulate is to gesture wildly, or to express a point or idea through movement of hands and body.

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.

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To say or express by gestures.
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(intransitive) To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures.
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To say or express through gestures.
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Origin of gesticulate

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

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

  • 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