gestic

[ jes-tik ]
/ ˈdʒɛs tɪk /

adjective

pertaining to bodily motions, especially in dancing.

Nearby words

  1. gestational proteinuria,
  2. gestational psychosis,
  3. gestative,
  4. gestatorial chair,
  5. geste,
  6. gesticulant,
  7. gesticular,
  8. gesticulate,
  9. gesticulation,
  10. gesticulator

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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