How to sign sunrise in American Sign Language

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Definition:

Day beginning

Sign Instructions:

Begin with the forearm of your non-dominant hand in front of you in a horizontal position. Your dominant hand should be in front of and just below your forearm with your palm oriented to the side. Then, raise your dominant hand up above your forearm. This sign mimics a sunrise.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of sunrise

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of sunrise

End of Sign

Final Frame of sunrise

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for sunrise
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for sunrise
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

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