- unable to hear and speak.
- a person who is unable to hear and speak, especially one in whom inability to speak is due to congenital or early deafness.
Origin of deaf-mute
Examples from the Web for deaf-mute
Contemporary Examples of deaf-mute
When I auditioned for my high school musical, Carnival, they cast me as a deaf-mute.9 Things We Learned About Katie Couric
Maria Elena Fernandez
July 26, 2012
Historical Examples of deaf-mute
By this plan Maine is said to have been without a deaf-mute pauper in ten years.
In all cases it was the deaf-mute from birth who suffered most.
The deaf-mute and the blind are deprived of normal avenues to communication.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
A thought flashed through Hugh's mind,—the man might be a deaf-mute.Fernley House
Laura E. Richards
He is as silent as a deaf-mute and I have no doubt is the soul of discretion.Passing By
- unable to hear or speak
Word Origin for deaf-mute
- A person who can neither hear nor speak. No longer in technical use.
- Unable to speak or hear.