1. used of the language of the deaf
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How To Use sign-language In A Sentence

  • I tapped him on the shoulder and, using my best traveller-sign-language, indicated that he had dropped them.
  • It was a good night, as we strove to make conversation employing sign-language and shouting against the blare of the music.
  • To the general public, dactylology or finger spelling is the sign-language, or the basis of that language, but to the profession there is no relation between the two methods of communication. Scientific American Supplement, No. 531, March 6, 1886
  • This adjunct to speech-reading is recommended for its convenience, clearness, rapidity, and ease in colloquial use, as well as for its value as an educational instrument in impressing words, phrases, and sentences in their spelled form upon the mind, in testing the comprehension of children, and in affording by easy steps a substitute for the sign-language. Scientific American Supplement, No. 530, February 27, 1886
  • It's not a full-blown language like american sign-language or langue des signes quebecoise but it's a language nonetheless, with words and syntax and phonology.
  • She recently completed a Level One exam in sign-language, and signed to the audience what it means for her to be chosen to enter this competition.
  • In that time, he has come up with some rather wonderful inventions, including a sign-language telephone system for deaf people and a device to save epileptics from drowning in the bath.
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