verb (used without object), ges·tic·u·lat·ed, ges·tic·u·lat·ing.
verb (used with object), ges·tic·u·lat·ed, ges·tic·u·lat·ing.
- gestatorial chair,
Origin of gesticulate
Examples from the Web for gesticulate
We see them gesticulate as they relate their red adventures to one another.The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
And straightway he began to gesticulate furiously and utter a raging torrent of words.The Well of Saint Clare|Anatole France
He did not gesticulate as much with his hands as with his head.Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 (of 2)|William H. Herndon
Should a Speaker begin to gesticulate as soon as he begins his discourse?1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading|B. A. Hathaway
This admonition neither made the young girl called Montalais cease to laugh and gesticulate.Ten Years Later|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Word Origin for gesticulate
c.1600, from Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari "to gesture, mimic," from gesticulus "a mimicking gesture," diminutive of gestus "gesture, carriage, posture" (see gest). Related: Gesticulated; gesticulating.