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gossip, rumour, blab, chatterbox, chatter

Auslan SignbankDictionary#2224 gossip1a
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As a Noun: 1. An informal conversation or information about other people, often including comments about their private lives. English = gossip. 2. A story or piece of information that may or may not be true, but that people are talking about. English = rumour. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To talk informally with someone, especially about other people or local events. English = gossip. 2. To talk informally and spread information about people that may or may not be true. English = spread rumours. 3. To talk informally to people and tell them things you were supposed to keep secret or confidential. English = blab. Idiomatic English = spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag.

iconicity, iconic

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3750 iconic
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As a Noun: 1. The quality that symbols (especially signs in a sign language) can have whereby the symbol looks like or resembles the thing it stands for or means. English = iconicity. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. Of a symbol (especially a sign in a sign language) to look like or resemble the thing it stands for or means. English = (be) iconic.

speaking, hearing

Auslan SignbankDictionary#441 speaking
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As a Noun: 1. A person who is able to use their voice to say words and communicate in speech; a person who is not mute or dumb; a person who is not mute or dumb and deaf; a speaking person; a speaking and hearing person. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To be able to use your voice to say words and use speech to communicate; not to be mute or dumb; not to be deaf; to be a speaking (and hearing) person.

speech, articulation, speak, articulate, pronounce

Auslan SignbankDictionary#2225 speech1a
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As a Noun: 1. The ability to speak or the act of speaking. English = speech, articulation. 2. (When referring to deaf people) the ability to speak intelligibly. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To use your voice in order to say words. English = speak, articulate. 2. (When referring to deaf people) to be able to use your voice to say words intelligibly. 3. To say a word it is usually said or to say it in a particular way. English = pronounce.

swearing, swear, curse

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3450 swear.bad
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As a Noun: 1. Language that is considered to be rude or blasphemous. English = swearing, swear words. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To use language that is considered to be rude or blasphemous. People are most likely to do this when they are angry. English = swear, curse.

whisper

Auslan SignbankDictionary#2222 whisper
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As a Noun: 1. A very quiet voice in which you use your breath and not your throat. English = whisper. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To say something to someone very quietly, using only your breath and not your throat, so that other people cannot hear what you are saying; to sign secretly by hiding one's hands from the view of other people. English = whisper.

language

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3616 language1a
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As a Noun: 1. A system of communication which consists of a set of gestural signs or of sounds and written symbols which are used by the people of a particular country, community or society for talking or for writing. English = language.

research, analyse, analyze, investigate, analysis, researcher, examine, investigation

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1285 research1a
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As a Noun: 1. Work that involves studying something and trying to discover facts about it. English = research. 2. A person who does research. English = researcher. 3. The process of considering something in order to understand it or to find out what it consists of. English = analysis 4. An explanation or description that is the result of considering something. English = analysis. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To try to discover facts about something by studying it. English = research. 2. To consider or examine something in order to understand it or to find out what it consists of. English = analyse. 3.

characters

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1175 characters
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As a Noun: 1. A letter, number, or other symbol of Chinese or related languages that is written or printed. English = characters, Chinese characters, ideographic writing.

column, article, review

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3712 column.article1a
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As a Noun: 1. In a newspaper or magazine, a vertical section of writing. English = column. 2. A piece of writing that has been written for publication in a newspaper or magazine. English = article. 3. An article in a newspaper or magazine, or an item on television or radio, in which someone gives their opinion of something such as a new book, film or play. English = review. 4. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To put text or numbers into a vertical section of writing; to put into columns. 2. To write an article or give a talk on television or radio in which you express your opinion of a new book, film or play. English = review.