Mime Signs Video Dictionary – M

Machine Gun
Handshape: S Hands
Memory Aide: holding and firing a machine gun
Example of sentence usage: Machine guns have automatic fire.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: automatic gun

Makeup (cosmetics)
Handshape: Flattened O Hands
Memory Aide: applying makeup
Example of sentence usage: She covered her blemishes with makeup.
Manicure
Handshape: 3 Hand (dominant), Open Hand (nondominant) and then Index Finger Hand (dominant)
Memory Aide: using scissors and to cut the nails and then apply polish
Example of sentence usage: The salon offers discount manicures with pedicures.
Consider using this sign to express: nails being done
Marijuana (pot)
Handshape: F Hand
Memory Aide: smoking marijuana
Example of sentence usage: He felt relaxed after smoking marijuana.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: cannabis, grass, hash, hemp, joint, weed
Marionette (puppet)
Handshape: F Hands
Memory Aide: holding the strings of a marionette and making it dance
Example of sentence usage: One controls a marionette with strings or wires.
Mascara
Handshape: Modified X Hand
Memory Aide: applying mascara
Example of sentence usage: She applied mascara to her eyelashes.
Mash (smash)
Handshape: heel of the Open Hand (dominant) and Open Hand (nondominant)
Memory Aide: mashing something that is in your hand
Example of sentence usage: He mashed the clay into a flat plate.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: bash, crush, squash, squelch
Microphone
Handshape: S Hand
Memory Aide: using a microphone held at your mouth
Example of sentence usage: The speaker had a microphone so all could hear what he was saying.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: mic, mike
Microscope
Handshape: O Hands
Memory Aide: using and focusing a microscope
Example of sentence usage: The science laboratory had many microscopes.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: scope
Milk
Handshape: C Hand changes into the S Hand
Memory Aide: the action of milking a cow
Example of sentence usage: Milk comes from cows.
Mix (blend, complex, complicate, confuse, disorder, scramble, stir)
Handshape: Curved 5 hands
Memory Aide: things getting mixed and in disorder
Example of sentence usage: It’s hard to know the truth when it is all mixed together.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: confound, disarrangement, fuse, garble, intermix, intermingle, muddle
Mix (batter, stir)
Handshape: C Hand (nondominant) and A Hand (dominant)
Memory Aide: holding a bowl and mixing the contents
Example of sentence usage: She mixed the eggs and milk together.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: blend, fold in, mixture
Monkey
Handshape: Curved 5 Hands
Memory Aide: the action of a monkey scratching his side
Example of sentence usage: The monkey went from tree to tree.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: chimpanzee, primate animal – if referring to a monkey)
Monster (haunt, haunted, spooky)
Handshape: Curved 5 Hands
Memory Aide: Frankenstein with his arms up in the air
Example of sentence usage: The boy was scared that monsters are real.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: beast
Mop
Handshape: modified X hand
Memory Aide: action of holding and pushing a mop on the floor
Example of sentence usage: It was time to mop the messy floor.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: swab
Motivation (aspiration, aspire, eager, enthusiastic, motive, zeal, zealous)
Handshape: Open Hands
Memory Aide: rubbing your hands together with excitement and the motive to start in an endeavor
Example of sentence usage: She has the motivation to become a musician.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: ambition, fervency, fervor, psyched
Motive (aspiration, aspire, eager,enthusiastic, motivation, zeal, zealous)
Handshape: Open Hands
Memory Aide: rubbing your hands together with excitement and the motive to start in an endeavor
Example of sentence usage: She has the motive to roll up her sleeves and get to work.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: ambition, fervency, fervor, psyched
Motorcycle
Handshape: S Hands
Memory Aide: revving up a motorcycle
Example of sentence usage: He loves his new motorcycle and goes for rides on country roads.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: chopper, hog
Mouthwash
Handshape: C Hands
Memory Aide: pouring in a glass mouthwash and gargling
Example of sentence usage: The mouthwash freshened his breath.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: dental rinse
Muffle (cover your mouth)
Handshape: C Hand
Memory Aide: covering your mouth
Example of sentence usage: I could not hear her muffled voice.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: stifle