Definition of manual alphabet in English:

manual alphabet

Syllabification: man·u·al al·pha·bet

noun

  • A set of sign-language symbols used in fingerspelling, in which different finger configurations correspond to letters of the alphabet.
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    • 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.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody