Signs for WAVE, WAVY

ASL has numerous signs for "wave", including classifiers.

Meaning: a disturbance on the surface of a liquid body, as the sea or a lake, in the form of a moving ridge or swell.


For the meaning of "move one's hand to and fro in greeting or as a gesture", see HANDWAVE.


For a flag that waves in the wind, pronounce as follows: dominant upright horizontal flat hand (handshape) suspended in space with its elbow resting on the non-dominant hand (location) sways back and forward (movement).

Related signs: FLAP, SWAY, SWING, FLUTTER.


Wavy hair or natural curls in a person's hair, sign: Dominant, loosely clawed "5" hand (handshape) with its palm facing the headside (orientation and location) moves downward in a zig-zag motion (movement).

CURLY.

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