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sordos is the plural form of sordo.
sordo
adjective
1. (unable to hear)
a. deaf
Louis aprendió el lenguaje de señas porque es sordo.Louis learned sign language because he is deaf.
b. hearing-impaired
Hay una nueva exposición para niños sordos en el museo.There is a new exposition for hearing-impaired children at the museum.
2. (muted)
a. muffled
La segunda flecha impactó con un ruído sordo cerca de la primera.The second arrow struck with a muffled noise close to the first.
b. dull
Me despertó de nuevo el sordo rugido de las máquinas quitanieves.I was awakened again by the dull roar of the snowplows.
3. (not sharp)
a. dull
Intentar estudiar con un dolor sordo es insoportable.Trying to study with a dull pain is unbearable.
4. (linguistics)
a. voiceless
Las cuerdas vocales no vibran al pronunciar un sonido sordo.Your vocal cords do not vibrate when you utter a voiceless sound.
masculine noun
5. (person)
a. deaf person
Vimos un sordo cantando con las manos.We saw a deaf person singing with his hands.
b. deaf(collectively)
Hay una universidad para los sordos en Washington, D.C.There is a university for the deaf in Washington, D.C.
sordo, -a
adjective
1. deaf (que no oye)
  • permanecer sordo, -a a o ante algo(figurative) to be deaf to something
  • estar más sordo, -a que una tapiato be stone deaf
2. quiet, muffled (pasos)
3. dull (ruido, dolor)
4. voiceless, unvoiced (grammar)
masculine or feminine noun
5. deaf person (persona)
  • los sordosthe deaf
  • hacerse el sordo, -ato turn a deaf ear
sordoa sorda
adjective
1 [+persona] deaf
quedarse sordo to go deaf
mostrarse sordo a permanecer sordo a to be deaf to
se mostró sordo a sus súplicas he was deaf to her entreaties; her entreaties fell on deaf ears
a la sorda
a sordas
on the quiet; surreptitiously
sordo como una tapia as deaf as a post
2 (insonoro) [+ruido] dull; muffled; [+dolor] dull; [+emoción, ira] suppressed
3 (Lingüística) voiceless
deaf person
hacerse el sordo to pretend not to hear; turn a deaf ear
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