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  1. pertaining to bodily motions, especially in dancing.
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Also ges·ti·cal.

Origin of gestic

1755–65; obsolete gest deportment (< Middle French geste < Latin gestus movement of the limbs, performance, equivalent to ges-, variant stem of gerere (see gest) + -tus suffix of v. action) + -ic
Related formsnon·ges·tic, adjectivenon·ges·ti·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for gestic

Historical Examples

  • When I am eighty I hope to be a gay granddame skilled in gestic lore, frisking beneath the burthen of fourscore.'

    The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rgen

    Elizabeth von Arnim