deaf-muteness
deaf-muteness deaf-muteness, deaf-mutism deaf-mutism . the condition of being a deaf-mute; a congenital deafness that results in inability to speak. [1913 Webster WordNet 1.5]

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  • deaf-muteness — deaf mute·ness …   English syllables

  • deaf-muteness — noun congenital deafness that results in inability to speak • Syn: ↑deaf mutism • Derivationally related forms: ↑deaf mute • Hypernyms: ↑deafness, ↑hearing loss, ↑mutism, ↑muteness …   Useful english dictionary

  • deaf-mutism — deaf muteness deaf muteness, deaf mutism deaf mutism . the condition of being a deaf mute; a congenital deafness that results in inability to speak. [1913 Webster WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deaf-mute — deaf muteness, deaf mutism, n. /def myooht /, Often 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; trans. of F… …   Universalium

  • deaf-mutism — noun congenital deafness that results in inability to speak • Syn: ↑deaf muteness • Derivationally related forms: ↑deaf mute (for: ↑deaf muteness) • Hypernyms: ↑deafness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • muteness — noun 1. the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak her muteness was a consequence of her deafness • Syn: ↑mutism • Derivationally related forms: ↑mute • Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status …   Useful english dictionary

  • deaf-and-dumb — adjective lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak • Syn: ↑deaf mute • Similar to: ↑deaf • Derivationally related forms: ↑deaf mute (for: ↑deaf mute), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • muteness — Synonyms and related words: anaudia, aphasia, aphonia, aphrasia, brevity, briefness, brusqueness, conciseness, curtness, deaf muteness, dumbness, economy of words, inarticulateness, jargon aphasia, laconicalness, laconism, loss of speech, motor… …   Moby Thesaurus

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