Meaning of “deaf-mute” in the English Dictionary


"deaf-mute" in English

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deaf-mutenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdefˈmjuːt/ us /ˌdefˈmjuːt/ OLD-FASHIONED

a person who can neither hear nor speak

Examples from literature

  • A deaf-mute boy tells me that he saw two dogs fighting yesterday. 

(Definition of “deaf-mute” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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