How to sign overnight in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your non-dominant hand at the wrist of your dominant hand. Your dominant hand should be horizontal and oriented down. Rotate your dominant hand down and then back up until your hand is oriented upward.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of overnight

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of overnight

End of Sign

Final Frame of overnight

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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