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10 Hand Gesture Emojis You Might Find Useful And Their Interpretations

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Here are 10 hand gesture emojis and their interpretation.

Hand Gestures are another way of communication. People who cannot speak use hand sign language to convey their messages without having to yell the words out of their minds.

However, hand gestures are limited to people who cannot speak and ordinary people who wish to communicate simply. Hand gestures can be helpful in our daily lives. Here are the most common hand gesture emojis and their interpretations:

10 Hand Gesture Emojis

1. Ok Hand Emoji

When you say “okay” or “ok,” it usually means that you approve of something or have accepted what has happened or is bound to happen. The ok hand emoji can also be used to say that you are already satisfied or feel pleased and content.

This emoji is portrayed as a hand gesture wherein the index finger is met by the thumb, forming a circle or round shape. In some places or countries, this sign can be a negative approach since they consider it insulting or call them an asshole, so you will have to be careful in using this emoji.

2. Raised Fist Emoji

This fist emoji is commonly used to convey a message with power. Politicians and organizations frequently use this hand gesture. This gesture means they will fight or stand for what they believe is right and beneficial. It recently became a symbol for the BLM, or the “black lives matter” sign.

3. Oncoming Fist Emoji

Another fist emoji is this oncoming fist emoji. Just like people greet each other with a high-five, some use their fists instead. Men or even women commonly use it they consider their “bro.” This gesture emoji is another way to say that you agree with each other.

4. Raised Back of Hand Emoji

Imagine someone in the class who would like to ask their teacher a question. You can see that they raise their palms in the air and have their palms facing the teacher or the person they want to ask. It is also another way to participate in a question. 

For example, a teacher asks who made the assignment, and you raise your hand since you have done it. In other words, this raised back-of-hand emoji is a way to signal a salutation.

5. Thumbs Up Emoji

While the ok hand emoji symbolizes “agreement” or “acceptance,” this emoji also has a similar interpretation. This emoji has no known negative connotation and agrees with something excellent or favourable.

6. Thumbs Down Emoji

Aside from the thumbs-up emoji, there is a different emoji for this: the thumbs-down emoji. It is a way to disagree or disapprove of something you do not support. This emoji has no definite meaning, but disliking something does not necessarily imply that it is a negative approach. It all depends on how you use it.

7. Backhand Index Pointing Left Emoji

Directions can be done without having to say them in words. You may use hand gestures to signal the direction you want to point to. This emoji can also be done virtually using emoticons, or emojis. When you want to look to the west or left, the appropriate emoji for this is the backhand index pointing to the left emoji.

8. Crossed Fingers Emoji

This crossed fingers emoji is commonly used to express wishing for good luck about something, or perhaps you want something great to occur that is favourable to you. This emoji also has religious meanings. 

Christians use this emoji to say that they ask God for their protection against everything evil and harmful. This emoji is also used to express a white lie or promise something you don't intend to do.

9. Raised Hands Emoji

This raised hands emoji is one of the emojis that has many distinct meanings, but mostly positive ones. This emoji is portrayed as two palms raised together in the air. It can signify a victory or a “hooray.” This emoji can also signal that they are trying to imply that they want to “double high-five” with someone.

Like the previous hand gesture emoji, this emoji also has religious beliefs and is commonly used by the members. This emoji can mean they are worshipping their God or Heavenly Father.

10. Victory Hand Emoji

One of the most famous hand gesture emoji almost everyone uses is the victory hand emoji. This emoji can also be called the “peace sign.” This emoji has various meanings behind them, both positive and negative. This emoji may just be a peace sign to us, but this isn't very respectful in British culture.

Be careful when using hand gesture emojis

Most emojis are mistakenly thought to have only positive meanings behind them, but in reality, there are more ways to use them and many connotations or interpretations behind them.

We must be careful when using them, even if they are only digital emoticons.

Note: This was initially published in August 2020, but has been updated for freshness and accuracy.


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