verb (gesticulat, ing)
- (intransitive) To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures.
- (transitive) To say or express through gestures.
Etymology: 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).
- "...the TV programme Friends is influencing not only the way Irish people speak but also how they . Now almost every utterance is accompanied by arms outstretched and palms turned upwards." Irish Times, December 6, 2004
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