Being deaf and not knowing how to speak. Usually physically able to speak.
is applied to persons incapable of speech because of congenital deafness and not through absence or impairment of the speech organs
usually implies temporary or momentary deprivation of the ability to speak speechless with horror
is applied to one who has no voice, either from birth or through deprivation the throat operation left him voiceless
implies a lack of the power of speech and is now more often applied to brute animals and inanimate objects than to persons with impaired speech organs a dumb beast
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