BLUE in sign language

Blue is a color seen in the sky or the ocean often associated with feelings of calmness and serenity. In wavelength on the spectrum, it's somewhere on the continuum between green and violet.

ASL signs for BLUE

How to sign "blue" in American Sign Language (ASL)?

Meaning: The pure color of a clear sky; the primary color between green and violet in the visible spectrum.

Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant upright "B" handshape twists at the wrist twice in space.

The variants of the ASL word "blue" are inflected through movement and non-manual signal (e.g. facial expression) to indicate the tone or depth of blue. See the sentence/grammar section.


Use fingerspelling for other shades of blue: navy blue, cobalt, TURQUOISE (greenish-blue), teal, azure, cerulean.

In addition to blue, the other primary COLORS in painting color wheel are YELLOW and RED.

For the secondary colors of blue, see PURPLE where blue and red are combined and GREEN when YELLOW is combined with blue.


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Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

ASL writing for BLUE

[ASLwrite, April 2015.]

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