How to sign hold in feelings in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other near your chest with your palms oriented toward yourself. Then, move both your hands down and down your chest, while changing your handshapes to "S" handshapes.

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Sequential Breakdown of hold in feelings

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hold in feelings
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for hold in feelings
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for hold in feelings
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Non-Dominant Handshape for hold in feelings
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Suppress emotions

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand against the middle of your chest with your hand oriented toward yourself. Then, move your hand down, while changing your handshape to a "S" handshape.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of hold in feelings

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of hold in feelings

End of Sign

Final Frame of hold in feelings

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for hold in feelings
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for hold in feelings
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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