Signs for BALL

Printable ASL sign for BALL

How do you say 'ball' in ASL?

Meaning: A solid spherical or round object that is kicked, thrown, shot, or hit in a game or sport.

Pronunciation (sign description): Two-handed clawed "5" hands facing each other taps twice on or near the fingertips.

Related signs: GLOBE, SPHERE, ORB, BEAD.

Baby signing BALL

Watch the grandma and grandpa having a chat with their one year old grandchild in ASL sign language. Kids say and act the darndest cute.

The Deaf grandparents talked about picking up the apples and putting them into the bag. The toddler Juli talked about "FALL". The grandma suddenly got lost right there when Juli referred the round things to BALL. In the end, Juli said something really funny and cool (unfortunately, I have no idea what she said) before she directed the grandma to go.

Deaf Bragging Rights

Sound of Silence Nyle Dimarco
Image credit: ABC/Adam Tylor via

Contestant Nyle (Deaf American) and his partner Peta Murgatroyd won the Mirror Ball trophy in Season 22 of Dancing With the Stars on May 24, 2016. Before this, incredibly Nyle DiMarco also became the final winner of America's Next Top Model (Cycle 22) on December 4, 2015.

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 BALL

Experimental handshape.

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

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