- temporarily deprived of the power of speech, as by surprise or confusion; dumbfounded.
Also dumb·strick·en [duhm-strik-uh n] /ˈdʌmˌstrɪk ən/.
Origin of dumbstruck
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Examples from the Web for dumbstruck
He did, as all baseball players do after sliding into a base, but I was dumbstruck.How Peter Worthington Taught His Grandson to Love Baseball
May 23, 2013
Its victims include several bikini-clad women on a Bradenton beach, as well as dumbstruck males.Florida’s Wedgie Prankster: I’m Sorry!
January 16, 2013
Lehman was dumbstruck: $2 million could have saved 10,000 lives in the Lake Tanganyika region.Meet the Visionary Behind Africa's 'Floating Clinic'
March 11, 2011
Visiting as a reporter in 2007 and 2008, I was dumbstruck by the innovative work of these women, and by their utter moxie.The Safest Place in Somalia
November 14, 2010
Dumbstruck, near lovestruck, I simply listen to the sassy repartee.My Fabulous Life
November 14, 2009
- temporarily deprived of speech through shock or surprise
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Word Origin and History for dumbstruck
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