How to sign alarm in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


Warning device

Sign Instructions:

Place both hands in front of you next to each other with your non-dominant hand oriented towards your dominant hand. Your dominant hand should be oriented away from yourself. Tap the thumb side of your dominant hand against the palm of your non-dominant hand 2 times.


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of alarm

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of alarm

End of Sign

Final Frame of alarm

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for alarm
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for alarm
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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