Gesticulatory Ges*tic"u*la*to*ry, a. Representing by, or belonging to, gestures. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

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  • gesticulatory — ləˌtōrē adjective : full of or characterized by gesticulations gesticulatory action …   Useful english dictionary

  • gesticulatory — adjective see gesticulate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gesticulatory — See gesticulative. * * * …   Universalium

  • gesticulatory — adjective making a lot of gesticulations …   Wiktionary

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

  • gesticulatory — /dʒɛsˈtɪkjələtri/ (say jes tikyuhluhtree), / təri/ (say tuhree) adjective characterised by or making gesticulations. Also, gesticulative …   Australian English dictionary

  • gesticulate — intransitive verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari, from *gesticulus, diminutive of gestus Date: circa 1609 to make gestures especially when speaking • gesticulative adjective • gesticulator noun •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gesticulate — gesticulative, gesticulatory /je stik yeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. gesticulator, n. /je stik yeuh layt /, v., gesticulated, gesticulating. v.i. 1. to make or use gestures, esp. in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech. v.t …   Universalium

  • gesticulate — [dʒɛ stɪkjʊleɪt] verb gesture dramatically in place of or to emphasize speech. Derivatives gesticulation noun gesticulator noun gesticulatory adjective Origin C17 (earlier (ME) as gesticulation): from L. gesticulat , gesticulari, from gesticulus …   English new terms dictionary

  • gesticulation — [jes tik΄yo͞o lā′shən, jes tik΄yəlā′shən] n. [L gesticulatio] 1. a gesticulating 2. a gesture, esp. an energetic one gesticulatory [jes tik΄yələ tôr΄ē] adj …   English World dictionary

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