Meaning of deaf-mute


Pronunciation: (def'myt'), [key]
— Often Offensive. Often Offensive.
  1. unable to hear and speak.
  1. a person who is unable to hear and speak, esp. one in whom inability to speak is due to congenital or early deafness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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