finger spelling

fingerspelling

[fing-ger-spel-ing]
noun
the communication in sign language of a word or other expression by rendering its written form letter by letter in a manual alphabet.

Origin:
finger + spelling

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fingerspell

[fing-ger-spel]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to communicate by fingerspelling.

Origin:
finger + spell1

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