Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cerebral palsy”

cerebral palsy

noun [U]    /səˈri·brəl ˈpɔl·zi, ˈser·ə-/
a physical condition involving permanent tightening of the muscles that is caused by damage to the brain during or before birth
(Definition of cerebral palsy noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of cerebral palsy

Definitions of “cerebral palsy” in other dictionaries

Translations of “cerebral palsy”

Word of the Day

altruistic

showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More