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Ameslan Line breaks: Ames|lan
Pronunciation: /ˈamɪslan/

Definition of Ameslan in English:


Another term for American Sign Language.
Example sentences
  • I pointed out the well-documented ability of Chimpanzees to ‘speak’ and understand American Standard Sign Language, Ameslan.
  • Patterson was working with Ameslan, standard American Sign Language.
  • The various shadings and subtle differences in words may come blurred in Ameslan communication.


1970s: acronym.

Words that rhyme with Ameslan

Leninakan • gamelan

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