gesticulate
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /dʒɛsˈtɪkjʊleɪt/, /dʒɛsˈtɪkjəleɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /dʒɛsˈtɪkjəleɪt/
Verb

gesticulate (gesticulates, present participle gesticulating; past and past participle gesticulated)

  1. (intransitive) To make gestures or motions, as in speaking.
  2. (transitive) To say or express through gestures.
    • "...the TV programme Friends is influencing not only the way Irish people speak but also how they gesticulate. Now almost every utterance is accompanied by arms outstretched and palms turned upwards." Irish Times, December 6, 2004
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