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dumbstruck

[duhm-struhk] /ˈdʌmˌstrʌk/
adjective
1.
temporarily deprived of the power of speech, as by surprise or confusion; dumbfounded.
Also, dumbstricken
[duhm-strik-uh n] /ˈdʌmˌstrɪk ən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; dumb + struck
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dumbstruck

/ˈdʌmˌstrʌk/
adjective
1.
temporarily deprived of speech through shock or surprise
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Word Origin and History for dumbstricken

dumbstruck

adj.

1823, from dumb + past participle of strike (v.).

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