Definition of Deaf-and-dumb

1. Adjective. Lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak.

Exact synonyms: Deaf-mute
Similar to: Deaf
Derivative terms: Deaf-mute, Deaf-muteness



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deaf-and-dumb

deadworks
deae-cellulose
deae-dextran
deae ex machinis
deaerate
deaerated
deaerates
deaerating
deaeration
deaerations
deaerator
deaerators
deaf
deaf(p)
deaf-aid
deaf-and-dumb (current term)
deaf-and-dumb person
deaf-blindness
deaf-mute
deaf-muteness
deaf-mutes
deaf-mutism
deaf and dumb
deaf as a doorpost
deaf as a post
deaf person
deaf to(p)
deafblind
deafblindness
deafen

Literary usage of Deaf-and-dumb

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"In the 24 families with both parents congenital deaf mutes there were children, of whom 17 were deaf and dumb, or about one-third of the ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Succeeding in this attempt, he resolved to devote himself to the education of the deaf and dumb, and founded a school for their instruction at his own ..."

3. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"On application of portion of school fund to Institution for Deaf and Dumb. (Govs. mess. 1819.) 1819-1882. Expenditures on acct. of NY Institution for Deaf ..."

4. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1855)
"By DATID Burrow, ESQ., Principal of the Liverpool School for the Deaf and Dumb. [Read before the Statistical Section of the British Association for the ..."

5. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1920)
"When the common law was taking shape, no means existed for giving scientific instruction to the deaf and dumb or to the blind. There was a strong feeling ..."

6. American Annals of the Deaf by Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf (1911)
"A HISTORY OF THE COLUMBIA INSTITUTION FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB.* EARLY in the year 1856 a man came to Washington from New York with the purpose of establishing ..."

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