ASL sign for: mouse


Meaning: a small rodent that typically has a pointed snout, relatively large ears and eyes, and a long tail.

Pronunciation (production): Dominant forefinger (handshape), palm facing left if right-handed (orientation), on the nose (location), brushes diagonally downward twice (movement).

Related signs: MOUSE TRAP, MICKEY MOUSE, MOUSE (computer).


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