How to sign cool in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 4)

Definition:

Fashionable

Sign Instructions:

Put the fingertip of your thumb and index finger near the side of your mouth. Begin with your hand oriented slightly away from yourself and then rotate your wrist so that the sign ends with your hand facing yourself.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for cool
Extend your index finger and then curl it in. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 4)

Definition:

Calm or cold

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hands next to the sides of your face. Move the fingers of both hands up and down in unison a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for cool
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.
Dominant Handshape for cool
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for cool
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.
Non-Dominant Handshape for cool
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Sign #3 (3 of 4)

Definition:

Approval or liking

Sign Instructions:

With your hand in a "5" handshape and your thumb touching the middle of your chest, wiggle all of your fingers except for your thumb a few times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for cool
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Sign #4 (4 of 4)

Definition:

Movement air cool

Sign Instructions:

Using a "5" handshape with both hands and with your hands next to your face, move your hands backwards towards your face a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for cool
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for cool
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

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