What is another word for gesticulate?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒɛstˈɪkjʊlˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Gesticulate is a word that refers to making gestures with one's hands or body to communicate or express oneself. There are various synonyms for gesticulate, such as wave, signal, gesture, indicate, motion, display, and express. These words share a commonality in meaning with gesticulate but may be used in a different context, such as making a hand signal to ask someone to stop talking or indicating willingness to accept a particular proposal. Other synonyms like demonstrate, illustrate, and exhibit may also share some similarity with gesticulate, but their emphasis is more on displaying or showing something rather than expressing it through bodily movements.

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Usage examples for Gesticulate

At the table people do not talk much, nor do they gesticulate as Americans do.
"Manners and Social Usages"
Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
A young French officer was in the bureau, and a furious discussion took place between him and the Commandant, who immediately began to shout and gesticulate.
"The Escaping Club"
A. J. Evans
He is a radiant little creature, really, yet he won't talk; he does nothing but gesticulate, only making his will and pleasure wonderfully clear and supreme, I assure you.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)"
Frederic G. Kenyon

Famous quotes with Gesticulate

  • You are not listening to me. You are making phrases about Byron. And while you gesticulate, with your cloak, your cane, I am trying to expose a secret told to nobody yet; I am asking you (as I stand with my back to you) to take my life in your hands and tell me whether I am doomed always to cause repulsion in those I love?
    Virginia Woolf
  • The crime is how we deliberately keep out of touch, Pretending it has nothing to do with us...How familiar the metaphors, we think, suspecting our House servants of having killed & eaten our pet cats!At the University, expatriate lecturers gesticulate, Finger the leaves of Marx to a batch of yawning students, Nervously trying to define something or other...Colonies of storks in flamboyant trees look down on The valley dust and the last of the sweet bananas.
    Jack Mapanje
  • Speech and prose are not the same thing. They have different wave-lengths, for speech moves at the speed of light, where prose moves at the speed of the alphabet, and must be consecutive and grammatical and word-perfect. Prose cannot gesticulate. Speech can sometimes do nothing else.
    James Stephens (author)

Related words: gesticulating, gestures, arm gestures, hand gestures, bodily gestures, body language, body language gestures

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