dumbstruck

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adjective dumb·struck \ˈdəm-ˌstrək\

Definition of dumbstruck

  1. :  made silent by astonishment

Examples of dumbstruck in a sentence

  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>

1765

First Known Use of dumbstruck

1765


DUMBSTRUCK Defined for English Language Learners

dumbstruck

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adjective dumb·struck \ˈdəm-ˌstrək\

Definition of dumbstruck for English Language Learners

  • : so shocked or surprised that you cannot speak


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