Definition of Fingerspelling

1. Noun. An alphabet of manual signs.

Exact synonyms: Finger Spelling
Generic synonyms: Sign Language, Signing
Derivative terms: Fingerspell



Definition of Fingerspelling

1. Noun. The practice of representing the letters of the alphabet using just the hands to spell out words. ¹

2. Noun. Any system for representing the letters of the alphabet using just the hands. ¹

3. Noun. A representation of the spelling of a word using just the hands. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fingerspelling

fingerprint expert
fingerprint man
fingerprint specialist
fingerprinted
fingerprinter
fingerprinters
fingerprinting
fingerprintings
fingerprints
fingerroot
fingers
fingers crossed
fingersful
fingerspell
fingerspelling (current term)
fingerspellings
fingerstall
fingerstick
fingerstyle
fingerstyles
fingersucking
fingertip
fingertips
fingerwise
fingerwork
fingery
fingle-fangle
fingle-fangles
fingolimod

Literary usage of Fingerspelling

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1. Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults: A Selected Listing by Ginny Moore Kruse (1991)
"Vivid color photographs of the zoo animals they see are labeled in both ASL and fingerspelling. (Ages 4-9) Ancona, George. HELPING OUT. Clarion, pages. ..."

2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"The communication disabilities of deaf persons are diminished by sign language, fingerspelling, and speechreading (lip reading). However, deaf persons do ..."

3. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"These pioneer teachers used signs, pantomime and fingerspelling. In 1648 the first English treatise on the subject was published by Dr. John Bulwer, ..."

4. Teaching Children to Be Literate: A Reflective Approachby Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1995)
"A fingerspelling approach to spelling. Academic Therapy, 23, 89—90. [111 Isakson, MB (1992). Learning about reluctant readers through their letters. ..."

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