Origin and Etymology of gesticulate
Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari, from *gesticulus, diminutive of gestus —see 1gesture
First Known Use: circa 1609
GESTICULATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gesticulate for English Language Learners
: to move your arms and hands especially when speaking in an angry or emotional way
GESTICULATE Defined for Kids
Definition of gesticulate for Students
: to make gestures especially when speaking He gesticulated wildly during their argument.
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