Signs for COOL

Definition: Fashionably attractive or impressive.

Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant "5" handshape, fingers flutter with the thumb on the chest.

Semantic variation.

Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant "T-euro" twists on the cheek. Sometimes, one can see one signing it with the "20" handshape.

Semantic variation.

Pronunciation/articulation: fingerspelling COOL.

Related signs: NEAT.


Definition: of or at a fairly low temperature; lightly windy; breeze.

Pronunciation/articulation: Two-handed, "B-thumb" handshape, palms in, in space near face/shoulders, flapping twice.

Related signs: COLD, BREEZE, WINDY.

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 writing for COOL

Top left: raised eyebrows. The curved line represents a chin. The right digit represents the "20" handshape, twisting on the cheek.

Written ASL contributed by Adrean Clark, ASLwrite.

ASL writing for COOL

ASL digit contributed by Todd Hicks, July 2017. Mouth morpheme: oo, "5" handshape wiggling with the thumb on the torso. The top right digit represents 'raised eyebrows' along with the 'oo' mouth morpheme.

ASL writing for COOL

Redo by Todd Hicks, April 2018. A minor change in this digit.

ASL written for fingerspelled loan COOL

Written ASL digit for "COOL" (fingerspelled loan) contributed by the ASLwrite community, July 2018.

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