deaf-mute deaf-mute

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a deaf person who is unable to speak
  2. (adj) lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak

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Usage(s):

  1. Lang was a deaf-mute who communicated solely by gestures and rough drawings.
  2. Dmitruk learned her signing skills from her deaf-mute parents, former industrial workers who are now retired.
  3. And on the telenovelas, it is the kindly older lady who knows who the father of the orphaned deaf-mute child is but doesn't say out of propriety.

News

  1. Don’t offend speech-impaired community

    To continuously refer to Reynaldo Munoz as a deaf-mute is offensive to the hearing and speech-impaired community. Deaf suffices. Sadly he could not hear their screams over the WaveRunner, which is obviously more valuable than a human life in our fair state.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  2. Download wake-u…

    Prosecutors in Miami-Dade County have decided not to file charges in the fatal 2011 shooting of a deaf-mute man who tried to steal a WaveRunner from a waterfront home.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  3. No charges in Fla. WaveRunner theft shooting

    Prosecutors in Miami-Dade County have decided not to file charges in the fatal 2011 shooting of a deaf-mute man who tried to steal a WaveRunner from a waterfront home.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WFLX FOX 29

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