fingerspelling

[ fing-ger-spel-ing ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gərˌspɛl ɪŋ /

noun

the communication in sign language of a word or other expression by rendering its written form letter by letter in a manual alphabet.

Nearby words

  1. fingermark,
  2. fingernail,
  3. fingerpick,
  4. fingerprint,
  5. fingerspell,
  6. fingerstall,
  7. fingertip,
  8. fingertip search,
  9. fingertips,
  10. fingo

Origin of fingerspelling


fingerspell

[ fing-ger-spel ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gərˌspɛl /

verb (used with or without object)

to communicate by fingerspelling.

Origin of fingerspell


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