Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: deaf
IPA transcription: [d'ɛf]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: deaf
    Meaning: lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: deaf
    Meaning: people who have severe hearing impairments; "many of the deaf use sign language"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: deafen, deaf
    Meaning: make or render deaf; "a deafening noise"
Usage examples
  • She's deaf."
  • "Not deaf you know.
  • He was not deaf however.
  • I will now relate what passed while Mary sat deaf in the corner.
  • "The man is rather deaf, and in any case we must take our chance of that.
  • She was deaf to the voice of Nature, though she has hearkened to that of Ambition.
  • Interest, cheerfulness, and patience are tremendous forces to help the little deaf child.
  • "Is that good gentleman of yours home, Mrs. Kebby?" he asked, in the loud tones used to deaf people.
  • However, the man is fortunately rather deaf, and he was entirely preoccupied in that which he was doing.
  • As to Zawoiski, I did not tell him the story till I met him in Carlsbad, old and deaf, forty years later.