Definition of "half-deaf" []

  • Unable to hear very well (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "half-deaf" in a sentence
  • "Both were half-asleep and both were half-deaf from all the cannon firings their ears had had to withstand throughout their long careers as soldiers."
  • "Even blind in one eye and half-deaf, he was cocky."
  • "In the apartment next door was a half-deaf widower who fell asleep to Johnny Carson's blaring monologues."
  • "Blame it on the fact that I grew up around a lot of half-deaf elderly people."
  • "Her parents had died when she was twelve, and she had gone to live with her only other relation, a great-aunt who had been already half-deaf from age."