Recent Examples of gesticulate from the Web
The three-time major champion and current No. 1 player is known for muttering to himself and gesticulating, often while looking at coach Ivan Lendl and other members of his team.
Members of the delegation were observed gesticulating and complaining loudly outside the ballroom after the speech.
Video of the scuffle shows lawmakers pushing one another, yelling and gesticulating.
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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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