dumbstruck


dumb·struck

adjective \ˈdəm-ˌstrək\

: so shocked or surprised that you cannot speak

Full Definition of DUMBSTRUCK

:  made silent by astonishment

Examples of DUMBSTRUCK

  1. The people in the courtroom were dumbstruck by his confession.
  2. <the dumbstruck ecotourists gaped in silence as the enormous whale breached near their vessel>

First Known Use of DUMBSTRUCK

1765

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