American Sign Language: "soft"

The sign for "soft" looks a bit as if you were feeling (compressing) cotton balls in your hands.  Hold out loose palm-up claw hands.  Move them down an inch or two (but keep the movement in the wrist and not in the elbows) as you change them from "loose claw hands" to flattened-(palm_up)-"O"-hands. Do the movement twice. Use a neutral or pleasant facial expression.


If you do the sign "soft" with a negative or "ew" facial expression it can mean "humid," "damp," or "wet" (as in "The baby is wet.")

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