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.
Origin of gesticulate
Examples from the Web for gesticulative
This might be true if they represented on the stage a gesticulative race.Our Stage and Its Critics|"E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
A moment more and a captain of gendarmes appears and shouts something in excited, gesticulative French.In the Track of the Trades|Lewis R. Freeman
The driver awoke with a start from profound reverie, looked Kirkwood over, and bowed with gesticulative palms.The Black Bag|Louis Joseph Vance
British Dictionary definitions for gesticulative
Word Origin for gesticulate
Word Origin and History for gesticulative
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.