Definition of Mutism
the inability to speak, typically as a result of an injury
Examples of Mutism in a sentence
After a traumatic event, many scared children revert to selective mutism and refuse to speak at all.
Because of a brain injury to his frontal lobe, the former pastor suffers from mutism and is no longer able to give his sermons.
Unable to say or sing a word, the little mermaid’s mutism was caused by the evil sea witch taking her voice box.
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