gesticulate

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

Definition of gesticulate

gesticulated

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gesticulating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make gestures especially when speaking arguing and gesticulating wildly

gesticulative

play \je-ˈsti-kyə-ˌlā-tiv\ adjective

gesticulator

play \je-ˈsti-kyə-ˌlā-tər\ noun

gesticulatory

play \je-ˈsti-kyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of gesticulate

Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari, from *gesticulus, diminutive of gestus —see 1gesture


GESTICULATE Defined for English Language Learners

gesticulate

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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

gesticulate

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

Definition of gesticulate for Students

gesticulated

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gesticulating

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



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