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Adjective
Refraining from speech or temporarily speechless
“Police officers remained mute spectators as pedestrians, bikers, car drivers, autodrivers and other road users waited out the jams under a bright January sun.”
Adjective
Not expressed in speech
“I threw her a mute look of appeal.”
Adjective
Failing to speak or communicate, especially when expected
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“Above him, attached to the wall, were 25 manual typewriters with rusted and missing parts, mute relics of an antiquated era in communication.”
Adjective
Not having the power of speech
Adjective
(of a sound or voice) Low in volume
Adjective
Not clearly expressed or pronounced
Adjective
Deep, resonant in sound
Verb
Deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of
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“She screamed into the pillow pulled over her head to mute the sound.”
Verb
Reduce the strength or intensity of
“It is too early to tell if such aggressive measures will mute the violence or stoke it.”
Verb
To keep secret or shut off from view
Verb
Pretend as if something were unimportant
Verb
To make dark, dim, or indistinct
Verb
Screen from direct light
Noun
A device on a musical instrument that deadens or softens its tone
“I was practicing my trumpet at three in the morning when the mute fell out, and I managed to wake everyone up.”
Noun
(technology) A sound setting that has been turned off
Noun
Supporting actor or actress
Noun
A brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together
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