Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to gesticulation; representing by gestures.
- adj. making a lot of gesticulations
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Representing by, or belonging to, gestures.
“One French doctor described women “who content themselves with a few gesticulatory movements, with a few spasms… and the like.””
“She was very voluble, gesticulatory and lucid, but unhappily bi-lingual, and at all the crucial points German.”
“No expansive gestures in case they asserted themselves in a manner akin to the highly gesticulatory thranx.”
“Fits returned with redoubled frequency and violence, the sane became demented or idiotic, and the most obviously British, losing the use of their mother tongue, swore with many gesticulatory _sacrés_ that they had no English, as indeed they had none for naval purposes.”
“The French loungers are gesticulatory, and shoulders, arms, fingers, eyes and eyebrows help out the tongue's rapid utterance; but they are never rude or boisterous.”
“Macaulay's moral pedantry, Thiers's cold and repulsive cretinism, the melodramatic, gesticulatory effusiveness of Michelet are all typical styles.”
“The captain had a superstitious fear of his hold: he became wildly gesticulatory and expository and incompetent at the bare thought of it.”
“One morning Philippe, the hotel proprietor, was trying to impress Brewster with a gesticulatory description of the glories of the Bataille de Fleurs.”
“In October the term began again, the pupils came back, new pupils were admitted, Monsieur Héger was more gesticulatory, vehement, commanding than usual, and Madame, in her quiet way, was no less occupied.”
“There were vast surging crowds in the Rue de Rivoli, and much bunting, and soldiers and gesticulatory policemen.”
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