5@NearInsideNosehigh-PalmBack-5@NearInsideNosehigh-PalmBack 5@NearInsideNeckhigh-PalmBack-5@NearInsideNeckhigh-PalmBack

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American Sign Language[edit]

Production[edit]

left-hand open-B palm-in right-hand open-B palm-in close to body right side of eyes left-hand moves down right-hand moves down
  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced with a sad expression on the face:
    1. ASL 5@NearInsideNosehigh-PalmBack.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “5” handshape a few inches in front of the nondominant side of the face, nondominant palm facing back. Posture the dominant hand in the “5” handshape a few inches in front of the dominant side of the face, dominant palm facing back.
    2. Move both hands down to the following posture.
    3. ASL 5@NearInsideNeckhigh-PalmBack-5@NearInsideNeckhigh-PalmBack.jpg
      Posture the nondominant hand in the “5” handshape a few inches in front of the nondominant side of the neck, nondominant palm facing back. Posture the dominant hand in the “5” handshape a few inches in front of the dominant side of the neck, dominant palm facing back.
    4. Hold both hands briefly in this posture.
  • The degree or type of sadness can be indicated with various nuanced facial expressions and by slowing the downward movement or holding the final posture longer.

Adjective[edit]

ASL 5@NearInsideNeckhigh-PalmBack-5@NearInsideNeckhigh-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: SAD)

  1. sad; depressed

Noun[edit]

ASL 5@NearInsideNeckhigh-PalmBack-5@NearInsideNeckhigh-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: SAD)

  1. grief; sadness