Signs for BOOK

Printable ASL for BOOK

Meaning: a handwritten or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.

Pronunciation (sign description): Two-handed flat hands (handshape and orientaton) held together in space (location) open apart with the bottom edges of the hands staying together once or twice (movement).

As a noun, the movement of this sign is formally twice. However, the movement may be once in effect of phonological co-articulation even if it's a noun in sentence.

Related sign words

Related signs: READ, BOOKSHELF, BOOKISH, BOOKWORM.

Related signs for parts of a book: BOOKCOVER, BOOKCASE, SPINE (a part of the book), BOOKMARK, BOOKBINDERY, HARDCOVER.


Related signs for different types of books:

Dear DIARY,

Today was a Friday's library day at school. Brett the bookworm always picks a bestseller NOVEL and Greg the bully typically skims a PAMPHLET near the exit door. Today, it was the first time Greg the bully picked up a DICTIONARY. Unfortunately, it wasn't to look up a word or admire the WORK, but rather to beat bookish Brett with it. I think it's safe to say that STORY left an impression on him. It wouldn't have been so bad if it were a PAPERBACK or a NOTEBOOK, but this was a TOME! The teacher wrote a report of the incident in the LOGBOOK next to the piles of JOURNAL entries from all cruise lines, which for some reason our library had on hand. Perhaps next time to be safe Greg will choose to read an e-book on his tablet? One thing's for sure, Brett won't be asking Greg the bully to sign his YEARBOOK!

One lonely piece of work sitting on a shelf that nobody reads is the BOOK ART.

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Written ASL

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ASL written for BOOK

ASL digit written contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2017.

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