BED in sign language

Bed is a cozy refuge to rest and sleep. It's a comfy space to snuggle up at night after a long day of work, study, or daydream.

ASL sign for BED

"How do you sign 'bed' in American Sign Language?" And how did the baby sign it?

Meaning; A piece of furniture for sleep or rest, typically a framework with a mattress and coverings.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant flat hand with its palm near the side of head moves toward the headside.

Baby signing BED

A short time-lapse video shows the baby signing "bed" in American Sign Language.

The ASL word "bed" first emerged during the one-word stage of language acquisition in ASL. The baby used the ASL word until the two-word stage or so, probably when other words like TIRED and SLEEP replaced "BED" over time.


Bed-related terms: BUNK BED, CRIB.


Word associations: BEDROOM, SLEEP.


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