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gesticulate

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Definition to make gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking or to express something
  • The moderator turned her microphone off, leaving us to see her gesticulations, but not hear her words.
gesticulations = gestures (hand or body movements) made while speaking or to express something
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • I couldn't hear what they were saying or see their faces, but by their gesticulations, I'm sure they were angry at each other.
  • gesticulations = hand or body movements made while speaking
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • The plump man was gesticulating angrily as he spoke, but no one seemed to be paying any attention.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • gesticulating = making gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking or to express something
  • He gesticulated as words failed him, then shook his head again.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • gesticulated = made gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking or to express something
  • She gesticulates wildly, arms flailing.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • gesticulates = makes gestures (hand or body movements)
  • They were all talking away, gesticulating vehemently, but it didn't look as though they were talking about anything that mattered.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • gesticulating = making gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking or to express something
  • She was tangential with her topics, and her hands gesticulated wildly, flying up with a nervousness that wasn't like her at all.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • gesticulated = made gestures
  • Muttering and gesticulating, Mr. Crouch appeared to be talking to someone that he alone could see.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • gesticulating = making gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking or to express something
  • Their gesticulating shadows are cast on the ceiling by the fiery glow.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • gesticulating = making gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking or to express something
  • "Well, the littluns are—" He gesticulated, sought for a word.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • gesticulated = made gestures (hand or body movements)
  • He could see the high cab, even the gesticulating figure of the driver behind the single long wiper blade.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • gesticulating = making gestures (hand or body movements)
  • He jumped up, ran across the room, and stood gesticulating in front of the Controller.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • gesticulating = making gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking or to express something
  • It is commonly supposed that they communicated by sounds and tentacular gesticulations;
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • gesticulations = movements
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • She was wedged between a small old woman with tight-set lips and a fat matron, without a hat, who was talking shrilly and gesticulated all the time.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • gesticulated = made gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking
  • The plump fingers of the child gesticulated through the grille.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • gesticulated = moved to express something
  • He laughed and threw the bottle upwards with a gesticulation I did not understand.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • gesticulation = hand or body movement
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • ...and a number of younger men lounged near the door, talking loudly and gesticulating with their hands.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • gesticulating = making gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking
  • The two women stood in the doorway of the hut gesticulating, talking not English but the debased French patois they use in this island.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • gesticulating = making gestures (hand or body movements) while speaking or to express something
  • She watched her daughter gesticulating with the long thin fingers of her hands—hands she had inherited from her father.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • gesticulating = making gestures while speaking or to express something
  • The Italian removed his toothpick to gesticulate with it freely.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
gesticulate = make gestures (hand movements) while speaking

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