Definition of deaf and dumb in English:

deaf and dumb


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

    • ‘he has been deaf and dumb since birth’
    • ‘His elder brother's first-born child was born deaf and dumb.’
    • ‘She was well but she fell sick of measles and in a short time she became deaf and dumb.’
    • ‘She appealed to the government for assistance, and implored the government to provide them a state land to construct a National Institute for the deaf and dumb.’
    • ‘Her husband is bed-ridden and is also deaf and dumb.’
    • ‘He could not display his mimicry talent in the film as he was playing a deaf and dumb man.’