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earring
(or earrings)


Version 1:  Pinch your earlobe once.
Version 2:  Pinch your earlobe (gently) twice.

Usage note:  If I'm just mentioning that someone has an earring I will likely only pinch the lobe once.  If I'm discussing the topic of earrings and ear piercing and need to make distinctions between the two concepts then I'll use a double movement for earring and a single, larger, emphasized movement for "ear piercing."

EARRING:


EARRING: animated

Note: If you want to specifically indicate the plural form of earrings then you should do this sign with two hands (one on each earlobe).



American Sign Language University ASL resources by Lifeprint.com Dr. William Vicars
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