deaf-and-dumb person

deaf-and-dumb person
a deaf person who is unable to speak
Syn: ↑mute, ↑deaf-mute
Derivationally related forms: ↑deaf-mute (for: ↑deaf-mute), ↑mute (for: ↑mute)
Hypernyms: ↑deaf person
Hyponyms: ↑dummy, ↑silent person

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  • deaf-mute — I noun a deaf person who is unable to speak • Syn: ↑mute, ↑deaf and dumb person • Derivationally related forms: ↑mute (for: ↑mute) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

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  • deaf mute — Synonyms and related words: deaf, deaf and dumb, deaf and dumb person, deaf eared, deafened, dull eared, dummy, earless, hard of hearing, lip reader, mute, stone deaf, stunned, surd, surdo mute, the deaf, the hard of hearing, thick of hearing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • deaf person — noun a person with a severe auditory impairment • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑mortal, ↑soul • Hyponyms: ↑lip reader, ↑mute, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • deaf-mute — n. Deaf and dumb person …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Deaf-mute — n. A person who is deaf and dumb; one who, through deprivation or defect of hearing, has either failed the acquire the power of speech, or has lost it. [See Illust. of {Dactylology}.] [1913 Webster] Deaf mutes are still so called, even when, by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deaf-mute — For deafness , see hearing impairment. For Deaf as a cultural term, see Deaf culture. For inability to speak , see muteness. Deaf mute is a term which was used historically to identify a person who was both deaf and could not speak. The term… …   Wikipedia

  • dumb — [[t]dʌm[/t]] adj. er, est, v. usage: dumb in the sense “lacking the power of speech” is offensive when applied to humans (but not animals), probably because the word also means “stupid; dull witted.” The noun dummy in the sense “a person who… …   From formal English to slang

  • dumb — [[t]dʌ̱m[/t]] dumber, dumbest 1) ADJ Someone who is dumb is completely unable to speak. ...a young deaf and dumb man. Syn: mute 2) ADJ: v link ADJ If someone is dumb on a particular occasion, they cannot speak because they are angry, shocked, or… …   English dictionary

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