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Deaf-mute   /dɛf-mjut/   Listen
Deaf-mute

noun
1.
A deaf person who is unable to speak.  Synonyms: deaf-and-dumb person, mute.



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"Deaf-mute" Quotes from Famous Books



... reached the foot of the tower, there was light enough to see a huge chain dangling from the parapet, but dangling only halfway. The deaf-mute took from his saddle-wallet a sort of ladder, arranged in pieces like a puzzle, fitted it together, and lifted it up to meet the chain. Then he mounted to the top of the tower, and slung from it a sort of chair, in which the woman ...
— The Little Lame Prince - And: The Invisible Prince; Prince Cherry; The Prince With The Nose - The Frog-Prince; Clever Alice • Miss Mulock—Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik



Words linked to "Deaf-mute" :   deaf-and-dumb, deaf-muteness, deaf-and-dumb person, dummy, deaf, mute, deaf person, silent person



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