sign language


noun

Also called sign. any of several visual-gestural systems of communication, especially employing manual gestures, as used among deaf people.
any means of communication, as between speakers of different languages, using gestures.

Origin of sign language

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for sign language

sign language

noun

another word for signing
any system of communication by manual signs or gestures
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