NIGHT in sign language

Night is a time when everyone goes to bed and sleep (or toss and turn) at the end of the day when the half of the world gets dark, except for nocturnal creatures which go out and hunt during the night.

ASL sign for "night"

"How do you sign 'night' in American Sign Language?"

Meaning: The period of darkness between sunset and sunrise.

There is an imaginary 24-hour line around the base hand to indicate a time period of the day/night.

Pronunciation (sign description): Bent flat dominant hand with its palm facing down rests over the non-dominant palm-down flat hand, where the dominant forearm generally rests on the non-dominant hand.

Usage examples: "good night", "silent night", "holy night", just about anything with 'night'.

Opposite: MORNING.

"night" phrases

Meaning: all night.

There is an imaginary 24-hour line around the base hand to indicate a time period of the day/night.

Related signs: OVERNIGHT.

For "every night", see NIGHTLY.

Vocabulary

Related signs: DARK, MIDNIGHT, NIGHTTIME, NOCTURNAL, TONIGHT.

Usage/Grammar

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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 NIGHT

ASL digit written and contributed by Adrean Clark in the ASLwrite community, 2017.

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