from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or practice of using the manual alphabet—that is, of communicating thoughts by signs made with the hands and fingers, as by deaf persons. Also chirologia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art or practice of using the manual alphabet or of communicating thoughts by sings made by the hands and fingers; a substitute for spoken or written language in intercourse with the deaf. See dactylalogy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Palm reading.
  • noun The use of the manual alphabet; signing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand


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  • (noun) - The art of conversing with the hands and fingers.

    --Joseph Worcester's Dictionary of the English Language, 1881

    January 16, 2018