stumm

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German stum.

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stumm (comparative stummer, superlative am stummsten)

  1. mute; dumb (unable to speak)
    Der Junge war stumm und schwachsinnig.
    The boy was mute and imbecile.
  2. silent (not speaking)
    Was bist du heute so stumm?
    Why are you so silent today?
  3. (phonetics) mute; silent (unpronounced)
    Das h im englischen Wort „honour“ ist stumm.
    The h in the English word “honour” is silent.

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