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Gesticulate   Listen

(past & past part. gesticulated; pres. part. gesticulating)
Show, express or direct through movement.  Synonyms: gesture, motion.

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"Gesticulate" Quotes from Famous Books

... Scriabines, it is the fearlessness and exuberance and savagery with which they pound out their rhythms. Something long buried in us seems to arise at the vibration of these fierce, bold, clattering, almost convulsive strokes, to seek to gesticulate and dance and leap. And Berlioz possessed this elemental feeling for rhythm. Schumann was convinced on hearing the "Symphonie Fantastique" that in Berlioz music was returning to its beginnings, to the state where rhythm was unconstrained and irregular, and that in a short while it would overthrow ...
— Musical Portraits - Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers • Paul Rosenfeld

... and they are once more in confinement. To assist them in their deliberations a crowd of the well-disposed entered pell-mell along with them. To watch them and hurry on the matter, the sans-culottes, with fixed bayonets, gesticulate and threaten them from the galleries. Outside and inside, necessity, with its iron hand, has seized them and holds them fast. There is a dead silence. Couthon, a paralytic, tries to stand up; his friends carry him in their ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 3 (of 6) - The French Revolution, Volume 2 (of 3) • Hippolyte A. Taine

Words linked to "Gesticulate" :   acclaim, sign, stretch forth, nod, clap, hold out, cross oneself, bow down, shake, bless, wink, motion, applaud, communicate, intercommunicate, shrug, exsert, put out, wave, stretch out, gesticulation, beckon, spat, bow, gesture, extend

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