Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To make gestures.

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Usage examples "gesticulate":

  1. Very little is to be accomplished, when the child starts to indulge in an emotional runaway, if the parent contracts the same spirit, begins to talk fast and loud, to gesticulate wildly, grabs the child, begins to slap and shake it- that is merely an exhibition on the part of the parent of the very same weakness he is trying to correct in his offspring. - "The Mother and Her Child", William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler.
  2. I had to exercise a sudden self- control, as one puts on a brake, to prevent myself jumping up to stride about, shout, gesticulate, make her a scene. - "'Twixt Land & Sea", Joseph Conrad.
  3. Is it possible that one can be so old that it is impossible for him to feel the charm, the loveliness, the-" " For heaven's sake, Dank," said the old man in alarm, " don't gesticulate so wildly. - "The Prince of Graustark", George Barr McCutcheon.