Gestic
Gestic Ges"tic, a. [See {Gest} a deed, {Gesture}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Pertaining to deeds or feats of arms; legendary. [1913 Webster]

And the gay grandsire, skilled in gestic lore. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

2. Relating to bodily motion; consisting of gestures; -- said especially with reference to dancing. [1913 Webster]

Carried away by the enthusiasm of the gestic art. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • gestic — géstic adj. m., pl. géstici; f. sg. géstică, pl. géstice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  GÉSTIC, Ă I. adj. referitor la gestică. II. s. f. ansamblu de gesturi, de mişcări (in)volun …   Dicționar Român

  • gestic — [jes′tik] adj. [ GEST2 + IC] having to do with bodily movement, as dancing: also gestical …   English World dictionary

  • gestic — tik adjective Etymology: geste (II) + ic : relating to or consisting of bodily movements or gestures artists who hold the most fantastically diverse theories as to what dancing is … all recognize its gestic character Susanne K. Langer …   Useful english dictionary

  • gestic — adjective Date: 1764 relating to or consisting of bodily movements or gestures …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gestic — /jes tik/, adj. pertaining to bodily motions, esp. in dancing. Also, gestical. [1755 65; obs. gest deportment ( < MF geste < L gestus movement of the limbs, performance, equiv. to ges , var. s. of gerere (see GEST) + tus suffix of v. action) +… …   Universalium

  • gestic — a. Legendary, traditional, historical …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gestic — ges·tic …   English syllables

  • gestic — ges•tic [[t]ˈdʒɛs tɪk[/t]] also ges′ti•cal adj. pertaining to bodily motions, esp. in dancing • Etymology: 1755–65; obs. gest deportment (< MF geste < L gestus movement of the limbs, performance =ges , var. s. of gerere (see gest) + tus… …   From formal English to slang

  • gestic(al) —   a. pertaining to motion of body, or gestures.    ♦ gesticulate, v.i. gesture.    ♦ gesticulation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • gesticulatory — gestic·u·la·to·ry …   English syllables

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