mute


mute
mute [myo͞ot]
adj.
[ME mewet < OFr muet < mu < L mutus, silent: for IE base see MOPE]
1. not speaking; voluntarily silent: often used figuratively
2. unable to speak
3. not spoken [a mute appeal]
4. SILENT (adj. 4b) [the letter e inmouseis mute]
n.
1. a person who does not speak; specif., one who, deaf from infancy, has not learned to speak; deaf-mute
2. Now Rare a hired mourner at a funeral
3. a silent letter
4. Music any of various devices used to soften or muffle the tone of an instrument, as a block placed within the bell of a brass instrument or a piece set onto the bridge of a violin
vt.
muted, muting
1. to soften or muffle the sound of (a musical instrument, etc.) as with a mute
2. to subdue the intensity of (a color)
SYN.- VOICELESS
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stand mute
Law to refuse to plead guilty or not guilty
mutely
adv.
muteness
n.

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