[ UK /dˈɛf/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛf/ ]
  1. lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
  2. (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
    deaf to her warnings
  1. people who have severe hearing impairments
    many of the deaf use sign language
  1. make or render deaf
    a deafening noise
    a deafening noise
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How To Use deaf In A Sentence

  • And the moral murder of my child is to be my punishment for daring to turn a deaf ear to the indign passion of a brute! The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel
  • I had given my replacement my helmet, and I sat on the bench seat deaf and dumb.
  • She turned a deaf ear to our warnings and got lost.
  • I had given my replacement my helmet, and I sat on the bench seat deaf and dumb.
  • It sounded like a dull roar at first, but now it was nearly deafening.
  • The air was choked with smoke and fury, the noise deafening, the attacking fierce. Times, Sunday Times
  • One of the silly arguments of those deafening poorly designed electronic voting machines is that there's never been any evidence that they miscount votes.
  • And I'm bound to say that my entreaties did not fall on deaf ears.
  • Recent research on deaf children has produced some interesting findings about their speech.
  • But the type of deafness I have inherited is associated at first with excessive along with diminished hearing, hypo - and hyperacusis combined. Dr. Leo Rangell: Music in the Head: Living at the Brain-Mind Border; Part 3
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