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dumbstruck

[ duhm-struhk ]
/ ˈdʌmˌstrʌk /
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adjective
temporarily deprived of the power of speech, as by surprise or confusion; dumbfounded.
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Also dumb·strick·en [duhm-strik-uhn]. /ˈdʌmˌstrɪk ən/.

Origin of dumbstruck

First recorded in 1885–90; dumb + struck
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British Dictionary definitions for dumbstruck

dumbstruck

dumbstricken (ˈdʌmˌstrɪkən)

/ (ˈdʌmˌstrʌk) /

adjective
temporarily deprived of speech through shock or surprise
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