Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak

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Examples

  • He is summed up by Winter in one of the later novels as "dogged by a reputation as a weirdo loner with a passion for birdwatching and a deaf-and-dumb son".

    Pompey meets Le Havre in French TV crime hit

  • We get dem all da time from da deaf-and-dumb school.

    Jumper

  • To get quite specific, if I were the agency for Wal-Mart – which Edelman is – I would have fired them or as an employee, I would have quit after so many of the deaf-and-dumb things that company has done to harm its relationship with its public.

    The inside-out agency « BuzzMachine

  • At the risk of leaving his coat behind him, or tearing deep scratches in his back, he got through the hedge when the so-called Miss Fanny and her pretended deaf-and-dumb maid were at the other end of the path; then, when they had come within twenty yards of him without seeing him, for he was in the shadow of the hedge, and the moon was shining brightly, he suddenly rose.

    Albert Savarus

  • Looking up and seeing me, he says, in our deaf-and-dumb talk, “Do not be angry.”

    Doctor Marigold

  • This may be a reason why Sophy, with her deaf-and-dumb child in her arms, seemed to stand silent by me all through my nap.

    Doctor Marigold

  • At the risk of leaving his coat behind him, or tearing deep scratches in his back, he got through the hedge when the so-called Miss Fanny and her pretended deaf-and-dumb maid were at the other end of the path; then, when they had come within twenty yards of him without seeing him, for he was in the shadow of the hedge, and the moon was shining brightly, he suddenly rose.

    Albert Savarus

  • This may be a reason why Sophy, with her deaf-and-dumb child in her arms, seemed to stand silent by me all through my nap.

    Doctor Marigold

  • Looking up and seeing me, he says, in our deaf-and-dumb talk, “Do not be angry.”

    Doctor Marigold

  • “If he was in this house when Mother lived here, he must have been deaf-and-dumb for sure—also a big fan of horror stories.”

    Noble Norfleet

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