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).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dʒɛsˈtɪkjʊleɪt/, /dʒɛsˈtɪkjəleɪt/
- (US) IPA(key): /dʒɛsˈtɪkjəleɪt/
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- (intransitive) To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures.
- (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
to make gestures
to express through gestures
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