Definition of word blindness in English:

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word blindness

Pronunciation: /ˈwərd ˌblīndnis/


Less technical term for alexia, or (less accurately) for dyslexia.
Example sentences
  • The 32-year-old rugby star from Stirling suffered years of misery at school because of dyslexia, or word blindness, which some experts believe affects up to one in six people.
  • Dyslexia, word blindness, lacks of concentration and memory - all these improved dramatically.
  • Back in Bradford she tutored groups of children after work in a bid to find a ‘cure’ for the word blindness.

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Syllabification: word blind·ness

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