Meaning of deaf mute in English:

deaf mute

Pronunciation

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Translate deaf mute into Spanish

noun

dated, offensive
  • A person who is both deaf and unable to speak.

adjective

dated, offensive
  • (of a person) both deaf and unable to speak.

Usage

In modern use deaf mute has acquired offensive connotations (implying, wrongly, that such people are without the capacity for communication). It should be avoided in favour of other terms such as profoundly deaf