Gesticulating
Gesticulate Ges*tic"u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gesticulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gesticulating}.] [L. gesticulatus, p. p. of gesticulari to gesticulate, fr. gesticulus a mimic gesture, gesticulation, dim. of gestus gesture, fr. gerere, gestum, to bear, carry, peform. See {Gestic}.] To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures. --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster]

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  • gesticulate — [jes tik′yo͞o lāt΄, jes′tik′yəlāt΄] vi. gesticulated, gesticulating [< L gesticulatus, pp. of gesticulari, to make mimic gestures < gesticulus, dim. of gestus, a gesture < pp. of gerere, to bear, carry, do] to make or use gestures, esp.… …   English World dictionary

  • Gesticulate — Ges*tic u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gesticulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gesticulating}.] [L. gesticulatus, p. p. of gesticulari to gesticulate, fr. gesticulus a mimic gesture, gesticulation, dim. of gestus gesture, fr. gerere, gestum, to bear, carry …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gesticulated — Gesticulate Ges*tic u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gesticulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gesticulating}.] [L. gesticulatus, p. p. of gesticulari to gesticulate, fr. gesticulus a mimic gesture, gesticulation, dim. of gestus gesture, fr. gerere, gestum, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gesticulation — Ges*tic u*la tion, n. [L. gesticulatio: cf. F. gesticulation.] 1. The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to express passion or enforce sentiments. [1913 Webster] 2. A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs in speaking, or in representing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flounce — I. intransitive verb (flounced; flouncing) Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flunsa to hurry Date: 1542 1. a. to move with exaggerated jerky or bouncy motions < flounced about the room, jerking her shoulders,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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