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1    lacking the power to speak, either because of defects in the vocal organs or because of hereditary deafness; mute  
2    lacking the power of human speech  
dumb animals     
3    temporarily lacking or bereft of the power to speak  
struck dumb     
4    refraining from speech; uncommunicative  
5    producing no sound; silent  
a dumb piano     
6    made, done, or performed without speech  
7    Informal  
a    slow to understand; dim-witted  
b    foolish; stupid  
   See also       dumb down  
     (Old English; related to Old Norse dumbr, Gothic dumbs, Old High German tump)  
   dumbly             adv  
  dumbness      n  
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dumb, duly, doubly, dumpily

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