Definition of manual alphabet in English:

Share this entry

manual alphabet

noun

A set of sign-language symbols used in fingerspelling, in which different finger configurations correspond to letters of the alphabet.
Example sentences
  • Many mistakes made by beginning fingerspellers are directly attributable to how the manual alphabet is most often shown in graphics.
  • The table below shows the Russian Manual Alphabet used for fingerspelling in Russian Sign Language.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: man·u·al al·pha·bet

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.