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  • v. Present participle of gesticulate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. making gestures while speaking


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  • The doors closed, leaving our friends gesticulating from the platform.

    Peter Clothier: The Rally

  • Not being able to remember their names at first, I turned to more primitive forms of communication such as gesticulating to draw their attention and strike up a conversation.

  • They watched together in silence as the girl turned and engaged the doorman in what seemed to be a bit of friendly banter and he responded, gesticulating with his hand.

    The Priest

  • Giants 3, Packers 0 8:24 1st quarter: Giants kickoff is fielded by Cobb who runs it back, but he fumbles and there's a huge scrum and the Giants are gesticulating wildly.

    New York Giants 37 Green Bay Packers 20 - as it happened | Steve Busfield

  • Guido Bombini, gesticulating peaceable intentions and evidently thrust out by Bert Rhine, was the first to appear.


  • And Imagine how quickly the whiners would stop slapping their own wrists or flopping or gesticulating for the fans when they realized how foolish they looked.

    Larry Strauss: Time for Robo-Ref?

  • He spoke to us as if we were not listening to him - the gesticulating, the spitting, the dire warnings.

    TV review: Shocking footage from Japan, amplified by cable news

  • A typical Jimmer moment was bringing the ball upcourt, going left into a triple-team, they gyrating and gesticulating in the air before giving up the ball to a teammate at the last instant.

    Michael Conniff: Con Games: For the Love of Jimmer

  • However noisy the interlopers get, Berlin's commuters just sit quietly reading their books, seemingly oblivious to the gesticulating demented individual standing in front of them.

    David Miles: The Euro Elephant in the German Living Room

  • Yet, despite the grim topic, the anonymous subject indulges a curious, even comic, theatrical side, gesticulating with his bare hands—the only part of his body that is exposed—and moving quickly around the room in dramatic re-enactments of gruesome events that happened in the same space.

    Hits, Misses and Misters


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