Definition of Deaf person

1. Noun. A person with a severe auditory impairment.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Group relationships: Deaf
Specialized synonyms: Lip Reader, Deaf-and-dumb Person, Deaf-mute, Mute



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deaf Person

deaerator
deaerators
deaf
deaf(p)
deaf-aid
deaf-and-dumb
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 (current term)
deaf to(p)
deafblind
deafblindness
deafen
deafened
deafening
deafening silence
deafening silences
deafeningly
deafenings
deafens
deafer
deafest
deafferent

Literary usage of Deaf person

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"The deaf person can, however, surmount the telephone barrier in one of two ways. If he has clear speech, he can have a hearing person instantly interpret an ..."

2. American Annals of the Deaf by Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf (1911)
"deaf person has to overcome in order to discern the verbal expression in the subtle and fleeting movements of the lips, it was formerly maintained—and there ..."

3. Marriages of the Deaf in America: An Inquiry Concerning the Results of by Edward Allen Fay (1898)
"If a deaf person, whether congenitally or adventitiously deaf, has deaf relatives, that person, however married, is liable to have deaf offspring, ..."

4. Education of Deaf Children: Evidence of Edward Miner Gallaudet and Alexander by Edward Miner Gallaudet, Alexander Graham Bell (1892)
"... the enumerators should be provided with special cards, on which the questions to be asked in the case of each deaf person should bo printed, ..."

5. Histories of American Schools for the Deaf, 1817-1893 by Volta Bureau (U.S.), Edward Allen Fay (1893)
"Where the hearing is acute enough to recognize vowels, then with a proper attention on the part of the deaf person lip-reading can be readily learned, ..."

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