MUSTACHE in sign language

How to sign "mustache" or "moustache" in American Sign Language?

Definition: A strip of facial hair left to grow above the upper lip, without shaving, and often trimmed in any of various shapes.

Styles of mustache

Use classifier handshapes along with, in some cases, mouth morphemes to describe different kind of mustaches.

Pencil mustache:

Meaning: a very thin mustache that resembles a pencil-like shape.

Definition: Handlebar mustache: a wide, thick mustache with the ends curving slightly upward.

Toothbrush mustache: a short bristly mustache trimmed to a rectangular shape.


Related signs of facial hair: BEARD, STUBBLE, GOATEE, SIDEBURNS, CLEAN-SHAVEN.

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 MOUSTACHE

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

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