US: /ˈdəm/
UK: /dˈʌm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

dumb /dʌm/
  • tính từ
    • câm, không nói
      • deaf and dumb: câm và điếc
      • dumb show: tuồng câm
    • câm, không kêu
      • this piano has several dumb notes: chiếc đàn pianô này có nhiều nốt câm
    • không biết nói; không có tiếng nói (trong chính phủ...)
      • dumb animals: những con vật không biết nói
      • the dumb millions: hàng triệu người không có tiếng nói trong chính phủ
    • lặng đi, không nói lên được
      • to strike someone dumb: làm cho ai lặng đi (vì sợ hãi...)
    • lầm lì, ít nói
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) ngu xuẩn, ngu ngốc, ngớ ngẩn
    • ngoại động từ
      • (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) làm câm, làm câm lặng đi

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, verb
    + adjective (dumber, dumbest)
    1 (old-fashioned, sometimes offensive) unable to speak: She was born deaf and dumb.
    Help Note: Dumb used in this meaning is old-fashioned and can be offensive. It is better to use speech-impaired instead.
    2 temporarily not speaking or refusing to speak: We were all struck dumb with amazement. + We all sat there in dumb silence.
    3 (informal, especially AmE) stupid: That was a pretty dumb thing to do. + If the police question you, act dumb (= pretend you do not know anything). + In all her early movies she always played a dumb blonde.
    dumbly adverb: 'Are you all right?' Laura nodded dumbly.
    dumbness noun [U]
    Phrasal Verbs: dumb down
    dumb sth<->down (disapproving) to make sth less accurate or EDUCATIONAL, and of worse quality, by trying to make it easier for people to understand: The BBC denies that its broadcasting has been dumbed down.
    dumbing down noun [U]

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 mute, speechless, voiceless; silent, quiet, taciturn, mum, wordless; inarticulate:
    She was struck dumb with astonishment.
    2 dull, stupid, Colloq thick:
    He's too dumb to understand what you are saying.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 unable to speak


    be | become, be struck
    They were struck dumb by some sort of shock.


    She sat there, dumb with rage.


    deaf and dumb

    2 stupid


    be, feel, look, seem, sound
    I'm sure my question sounded really dumb.
    | act, play
    I decided to act dumb.


    really, very | pretty, rather

    Concise English dictionary

    +slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    +unable to speak temporarily
    +lacking the power of human speech
    +unable to speak because of hereditary deafness