How to sign 3 o'clock in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

With your dominant hand in a "3" handshape, bring it down until it is in contact with the back of your non-dominant hand, and then bring it up and wiggle your hand a couple of times.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of 3 o'clock

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of 3 o'clock

End of Sign

Final Frame of 3 o'clock

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for 3 o'clock
Extend your thumb, index, and middle fingers, while folding your ring and pinky fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for 3 o'clock
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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