How to sign expressive in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Definition:

Shown emotion

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of your face with your hands oriented toward each other. Then move your hands up and down a couple times in opposite directions.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of expressive

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of expressive

End of Sign

Final Frame of expressive

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for expressive
Bring your thumb towards the tips of your fingers as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for expressive
Bring your thumb towards the tips of your fingers as if pinching, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

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