BEARD in sign language

How to sign "beard" in American Sign Language?

Definition: Facial hair growing on the lower part of a male's face.

Pronunciation (sign description): Fingertips of both loosely clawed "5" hands in contact with the upper sides of jaws slide along toward the middle chin where both hands converge and meet.

Types of beards

Here are some different styles or kinds of beards.

Different styles of beard.

Different types of beard.

Definition: a style of beard called Bandholz beard.


Related signs: GOATEE, SIDEBURNS, soul patch, STUBBLE, MOUSTACHE, HAIR, WHISKERS (well, in their own way).

Deaf Bragging Rights

A Deaf contestant Ben Taylor (from Maryland) made into the top 10 candidates chosen by Wahl in "Most Talented Beard in America" contest for a prize of $20,000. November 2020.

Wahl beard contest
Screenshot from Ben Taylor Levine's FB post, November 2020
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 written for BEARD

Written ASL digit for "BEARD" contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2018.

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