How to sign laugh in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of you with your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand and your hands oriented towards each other. Then move your hands forward and backwards in an alternating fashion.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for laugh
Extend all fingers with a very slight curl, keeping them together as if showing the number five.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for laugh
Extend all fingers with a very slight curl, keeping them together as if showing the number five.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Place your hand next to the side of your mouth with your index finger near the edge of your mouth and your thumb facing up. Then move your back and slightly away from your face a couple of time, bending your index finger as you do this.

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Sequential Breakdown of laugh

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of laugh

End of Sign

Final Frame of laugh

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for laugh
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.

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