stone-deaf

adjective
\ ˈstōn-ˈdef How to pronounce stone-deaf (audio) \

Definition of stone-deaf

: totally deaf

First Known Use of stone-deaf

1762, in the meaning defined above

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stone-deaf

adjective
\ -ˈdef How to pronounce stone-deaf (audio) \

Medical Definition of stone-deaf

: totally deaf

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