deaf-mute

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deaf-mute

also deaf mute (dĕf′myo͞ot′)Offensive
n.
A person who can neither hear nor speak.
adj.
Being deaf and unable to speak. See Usage Note at mute.

deaf-mute

n
(Physiology) a person who is unable to hear or speak. See also mute17, mutism2b
adj
(Physiology) unable to hear or speak
[C19: translation of French sourd-muet]
ˈdeaf-ˌmuteness, ˈdeaf-ˌmutism n

deaf′-mute′

usage: See dumb.

Offensive. adj.
1. unable to hear and speak.
n.
2. a person who is unable to hear and speak, esp. one in whom inability to speak is due to congenital or early deafness.
[1830–40; translation of French sourd-muet]
deaf′-mute′ness, deaf′-mut′ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deaf-mute - a deaf person who is unable to speakdeaf-mute - a deaf person who is unable to speak
deaf person - a person with a severe auditory impairment
dummy, silent person - a person who does not talk
Adj.1.deaf-mute - lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak
deaf - lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
Translations

deaf-mute

[ˈdefˈmjuːt] Nsordomudo/a m/f

deaf-mute

nTaubstumme(r) mf

deaf-mute

[ˈdɛfˌmjuːt] nsordomuto/a

deaf

(def) adjective
1. unable to hear. She has been deaf since birth.
2. (with to) refusing to understand or to listen. He was deaf to all arguments.
ˈdeafness noun
ˈdeafen verb
to make hearing difficult; to have an unpleasant effect on the hearing. I was deafened by the noise in there!
ˈdeafening adjective
very loud. the deafening roar of the engine.
ˌdeaf-ˈmute noun
a person who is deaf and dumb.
fall on deaf ears
(of a warning etc) to be ignored.
turn a deaf ear to
deliberately to ignore. They turned a deaf ear to my advice.

deaf-mute

n. sordomudo-a, condición que impide oír y hablar.