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  • adj. making a lot of gesticulations

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Representing by, or belonging to, gestures.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to gesticulation; representing by gestures.


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  • One French doctor described women “who content themselves with a few gesticulatory movements, with a few spasms… and the like.”

    Crazy Like Us

  • She was very voluble, gesticulatory and lucid, but unhappily bi-lingual, and at all the crucial points German.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • 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 Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • 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.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 22, January, 1873

  • Macaulay's moral pedantry, Thiers's cold and repulsive cretinism, the melodramatic, gesticulatory effusiveness of Michelet are all typical styles.

    Youth and Egolatry

  • The captain had a superstitious fear of his hold: he became wildly gesticulatory and expository and incompetent at the bare thought of it.

    Tono Bungay

  • One morning Philippe, the hotel proprietor, was trying to impress Brewster with a gesticulatory description of the glories of the Bataille de Fleurs.

    Brewster`s Millions

  • 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.

    Emily Brontë

  • There were vast surging crowds in the Rue de Rivoli, and much bunting, and soldiers and gesticulatory policemen.

    The Old Wives' Tale


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