How to sign bell in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of you and your non-dominant hand oriented towards your dominant hand. Your dominant hand should be pointing downward. Hit the side of your dominant hand against the palm of your non-dominant hand and slightly wiggle your hand back and forth as you move it away. This sign mimics a bell being rung.

Videos

Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of bell

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of bell

End of Sign

Final Frame of bell

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for bell
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for bell
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of you and your non-dominant hand oriented towards your dominant hand. Your dominant hand should be pointing downward. Hit the side of your dominant hand against the palm of your non-dominant hand and slightly wiggle your hand back and forth as you move it away. This sign mimics a bell being rung.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of bell

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of bell

End of Sign

Final Frame of bell

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for bell
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb folded across the palm

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for bell
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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