Gesticulatory

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Gesticulatory Representing by, or belonging to, gestures.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gesticulatory Of or pertaining to gesticulation; representing by gestures.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gesticulatory representing or abounding in gesticulations
    • ***

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. gesticulāri, -ātusgesticulus, dim. of gestus, gesture—gerĕre, to carry.

Usage

In literature:

The great actor relies for genuine success on no mere gesticulatory mechanism.
"Shakespeare and the Modern Stage" by Sir Sidney Lee
So they made ovation, fervid, gesticulatory, and obscure.
"Little Aliens" by Myra Kelly
As Grinnell talked, he often paused in his work to imitate the gesticulatory enthusiasms of the saints at the camp-meeting.
"The Phantoms of the Foot-Bridge and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
This gesticulatory mode of rejection is one of the highest contempt, and the young hunter retired confused and abashed.
"The American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
This gesticulatory mode of rejection is one of the highest contempt, and the young hunter retired confused and abashed.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
This gesticulatory mode of rejection is one of the highest contempt, and the young hunter retired confused and abashed.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
***