Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-verb (used without object)
1. to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech
-verb (used with object)
2. to express by gesturing
"Chris frequently gesticulates during his stories and knocks things over."
"Charades is a great time to show off how well you can gesticulate."
Origin: (from etymonline.com)"c.1600, from Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari 'to gesture, mimic,' from gesticulus 'a mimicking gesture,' diminutive of gestus 'gesture, carriage, posture (see gest)."
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