deaf-mutism deaf-mutism

Definition(s):

  • (n) congenital deafness that results in inability to speak

Usage(s):

  • But so-called congenital deaf-mutism is actually a misnomer because inborn defects of the vocal cords that make speech impossible are almost unknown.
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