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.
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.
He was so deeply impressed by the progress made by these pupils, and by the pathos of their dumbness, that when he arrived in Canada he was in doubt as to which of these two tasks was the more important--the teaching of deaf-mutes or the invention of a musical telegraph.
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.
KARACHI -- The 23 year old deaf-mute Indian girl Geeta left for home on Monday via PK 272 after no less than 13 years long wait.
A deaf-mute Indian girl stranded in Pakistan for 13 years after wandering over one of the world's most militarised borders arrived home on Monday to be reunited with the family she has identified from photographs.
com/KV0BQIQ4Dv Abdul Basit (@abasitpak1) October 26, 2015Geeta, the deaf-mute girl who was stranded in Pakistan for over a decade, arrived in New Delhi today to reunite with the people she believes are her family.
Regarding future plans, Vodafone plans this year to launch smart phones' application to deliver services for deaf-mute customers.
7 SUSPECT (1987) CHER turned legal eagle and came to the rescue when he played a homeless deaf-mute charged with the murder of a judge and his secretary in this tense thriller.