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gesticulate

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verb ges·tic·u·late \je-ˈsti-kyə-ˌlāt\

Simple Definition of gesticulate

  • : to move your arms and hands especially when speaking in an angry or emotional way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gesticulate

gesticulated

gesticulating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make gestures especially when speaking

gesticulative

play \je-ˈsti-kyə-ˌlā-tiv\ adjective

gesticulator

play \-ˌlā-tər\ noun

gesticulatory

play \-lə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of gesticulate

Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari, from *gesticulus, diminutive of gestus


First Known Use: circa 1609


GESTICULATE Defined for Kids

gesticulate

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verb ges·tic·u·late \je-ˈsti-kyə-ˌlāt\

Definition of gesticulate for Students

gesticulated

gesticulating

  1. :  to make gestures especially when speaking <He gesticulated wildly during their argument.>




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