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dumbstruck

Syllabification: dumb·struck
Pronunciation: /ˈdəmˌstrək
 
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Definition of dumbstruck in English:

adjective

So shocked or surprised as to be unable to speak: he was dumbstruck with terror
More example sentences
  • I immediately caught it with both hands and just stared at him, too dumbstruck to speak.
  • The head of the creature was over two feet taller than Maria, but still it seemed that this beast was dumbstruck with terror.
  • I sat there, dumbstruck, wondering who could laugh at this, let alone applaud.

Words that rhyme with dumbstruck

thunderstruck

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