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gesticulate

English

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to gesticulate

Third person singular
gesticulat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to gesticulate (third-person singular simple present gesticulat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures.
  2. (transitive) To say or express through gestures.
    • "...the TV programme Friends is influencing not only the way Irish people speak but also how they gesticulate. Now almost every utterance is accompanied by arms outstretched and palms turned upwards." Irish Times, December 6, 2004

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