Definition of British Sign Language in English:

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British Sign Language

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[mass noun]
A form of sign language developed in the UK and fundamentally different from American Sign Language.
Example sentences
  • After all, they have devised, tuned and mastered a whole new language British Sign Language and that's amazing by anybody's standards.
  • The 33-year-old, from Chiseldon, has been deaf since he was 13 months old and uses British Sign Language as his first language.
  • The audience is mainly profoundly deaf British Sign Language users, for those who have BSL as their first language.
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