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Communication by means of a manual alphabet.

fin′ger·spell′ v.
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Verb1.fingerspell - communicate by means of specific gestures, as an alternative to sign language; "The Deaf often fingerspell"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
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Jessamyn West works at Open Library and can fingerspell her name.
You know who my closest and dearest are because they're the ones who can fingerspell.
Corinne used the word ardent in an essay, but during our interview she could not identify a similar-meaning word to sign or fingerspell it, so she resorted to pointing at the word on the page.
Interpreter Three: I might have to fingerspell all of the names of the drugs and find out it if there are any signs for them.