gesticulate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/dʒeˈstɪkjʊleɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theygesticulate
he/she/itgesticulates
present participlegesticulating
past tensegesticulated
past participlegesticulated
  1. to make movements with your hands and arms when you are talking, usually because you want to emphasize what you are saying or because you are excited

derived word

gesticulation

 

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/dʒeˌstɪkjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singulargesticulation
pluralgesticulations