One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who is both deaf and unable to speak.
(of a person) both deaf and unable to speak.
In modern use deaf mute has acquired offensive connotations (implying, wrongly, that such people are without the capacity for communication). It should be avoided in favour of other terms such as profoundly deaf
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