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gesticulate
American English: /dʒɛˈstɪkjəˌleɪt/
British English: /dʒɛˈstɪkjʊleɪt/

Translation of gesticulate in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • Example sentences
    • He had reportedly run at her, shouting and gesticulating wildly and waving his hand ‘only inches from her face’.
    • In public places, Kanaks adopt a discreet and subdued attitude, avoiding excessive speaking or gesticulating, which are considered rude.
    • Families spread out elaborate picnics and play blind man's buff; everywhere there are people arguing, gesticulating and shouting over each other.

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    adverb
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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