ASL sign for: click

Definition: A short, sharp sound as of a switch being operated or of two hard objects coming quickly into contact.

The fingerspelled term is a generic meaning or sound. There are several ways of signing this concept in different contexts such as cursor click, clock tick, etc.


To click once on a link (on the web), on an icon on the monitor or another image/text on the computer.

The handshape classifier indicates the use of a mouse. This sign reflected the use of a mouse. As for using a finger on a tablet, the handshape would be 'open 8'.

To click double on a link, image, or text on the computer.

Variation. The passive hand represents a screen while the dominant hand defines the click on a link, image, or text on the computer. Video contributed by Rick Zimmer (2017).


To make or cause to make a short, sharp sound when a photograph is taken with a camera.

Related signs: PHOTOBOMB.


To make a sound by knocking the heels of one's shoes together.