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American Sign Language: "small" or "little"

To sign "small" or "little," hold your hands in front of you, palms facing, and then bring them together using a relatively quick movement.

SMALL or little:


You can add more facial expression to make this sign mean "very" small.


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Animation: "very-SMALL"

A tiny amount:


Which sign you use for small depends on what you are talking about. For example to indicate "small" as in a small child, you might want to use an exaggerated form of the sign "SHORT"-(in height).



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