[ fing-ger-spel-ing ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gərˌspɛl ɪŋ /
the communication in sign language of a word or other expression by rendering its written form letter by letter in a manual alphabet.
A Look At American Sign LanguageWhat is ASL or American Sign Language? American Sign Language, or ASL, is the visual signing language used by the Deaf community in the United States. English speakers in Canada and in a handful of other counties use ASL, too. Interestingly, those countries include the Philippines, Singapore, Jamaica, China, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cambodia, and Bolivia—a varied group. There are other sign languages …
- fingertip search,
Origin of fingerspelling
[ fing-ger-spel ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gərˌspɛl /
verb (used with or without object)
to communicate by fingerspelling.
Origin of fingerspell
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