be struck dumb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “be struck dumb” in the English Dictionary

"be struck dumb" in British English

See all translations

be struck dumb

to be so ​surprised by something that you cannot say anything: We were ​struckdumb when she ​announced she was ​pregnant.
(Definition of be struck dumb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be struck dumb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 震惊得哑口无言…
in Turkish dili tutulmak, şoka girip konuşamamak…
in Russian лишиться дара речи…
in Chinese (Traditional) 震驚得啞口無言…
in Polish oniemieć…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

nothing of the kind

used to emphasize a negative statement

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More