the communication in sign language of a word or other expression by rendering its written form letter by letter in a manual alphabet.

finger + spelling Unabridged


verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to communicate by fingerspelling.

finger + spell1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
One module also focuses on developing receptive and expressive fingerspelling
Materials available for use by student interpreters for fingerspelling, voice
  translating, and sign practice.
Participants should have a general knowledge of deaf culture, fingerspelling
  and basic vocabulary.
Manual communication involves signs and fingerspelling.
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