Definition of dumbstruck
: made silent by astonishment
Examples of dumbstruck in a Sentence
The people in the courtroom were dumbstruck by his confession.
the dumbstruck ecotourists gaped in silence as the enormous whale breached near their vessel
Recent Examples of dumbstruck from the Web
Indeed, Rachel’s subsequent criticisms of Cohen’s lyrics — and Vadik’s dumbstruck response — perfectly foreshadow both the romantic evening to come at Rachel’s apartment and Vadik’s sneaking out early the next morning.
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First Known Use of dumbstruck
DUMBSTRUCK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dumbstruck for English Language Learners
: so shocked or surprised that you cannot speak
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