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SMALL in sign language
How to sign "small" in American Sign Language (ASL) with variants that can convey gradient nuances of meaning.
ASL signs for "small"
Definition: Of a size that is less than normal or usual.
Pronunciation (sign description): Both flat hands apart in neutral space, palms facing each other, converge each other close.
Usage/context examples: "The house is small", "Which cup size? Hmm, small*", "a small town".
Sign description II: The movement is repeated with brisk, small motions in some contexts.
*At least for a beginner. There are other ways of signing small, medium, and large sizes of a drink along with mouth morphemes.
Pronunciation (sign description): Same as above, but the movement is once and more intense along with the mouthing "SMO", meaning so small or very small.
Usage/context examples: "Oh, the house so small."
Related signs: LITTLE, TINY, SHORT, PETITE.
[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.]
Written ASL digit for "SMALL (very)" contributed by Todd Hicks in the ASLwrite community, 2018.