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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

deaf-mute

[ˈdefˈmjuːt] Nsordomudo/a m/f
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deaf-mute

nTaubstumme(r) mf
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deaf-mute

[ˈdɛfˌmjuːt] nsordomuto/a
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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.
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deaf-mute

n. sordomudo-a, condición que impide oír y hablar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
One of these pupils was a little deaf-mute tot, five years of age, named Georgie Sanders.
It was as different from the telegraph as the eloquence of a great orator is from the sign-language of a deaf-mute.
While he was living in London his most absorbing enthusiasm was the instruction of a class of deaf-mutes, who could be trained to talk, he believed, by means of the "Visible Speech" alphabet.
It appears that his father, while lecturing in Boston, had mentioned Graham's exploits with a class of deaf-mutes; and soon afterward the Boston Board of Education wrote to Graham, offering him five hundred dollars if he would come to Boston and introduce his system of teaching in a school for deaf-mutes that had been opened recently.
His success as a teacher of deaf-mutes was sudden and overwhelming.
They did not know, and for the moment even Bell himself had forgotten, that Dom Pedro had once visited Bell's class of deaf-mutes at Boston University.
I called to mind the theory that an innate physical deficiency is seldom without its moral counterpart, and I wondered how far this would apply to the deaf-mute at my side, who was ill-grown, wizened, and puny into the bargain.
The suspect in the killing of a deaf-mute in Calapan City nearly two months ago was arrested Thursday morning, police said.
People flag me down for a ride and when they learn that I am deaf-mute, they refuse to go with me.
In Gulberg, there was a traffic gridlock at Liberty Roundabout and the surrounding areas when more than 100 deaf-mute cricketers gathered at Centre Point.
Unlike other couples who availed the mass wedding, Tare and Adora are born deaf-mute. They have two boys who were born without physical disabilities.