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Adjective
Not physically having the power of speech
“Here was a mute boy who could express himself perfectly with sign language and the most graceful gestures.”
Adjective
Refraining from speech or temporarily speechless
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“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
Characterized by a lack or absence of sound
“She warily eyes dozens of tiny, mute silhouettes outlined against the windowpanes.”
Adjective
(of a sound or voice) Low in volume
Adjective
Not clearly expressed or pronounced
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Deep or resonant in sound or tone
Verb
To muffle or deaden the sound of
“She screamed into the pillow pulled over her head to mute the sound.”
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To reduce the strength or intensity of
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“It is too early to tell if such aggressive measures will mute the violence or stoke it.”
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To make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
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To hide or conceal something (literally or figuratively)
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Hamper or hinder the development or activity of
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To make, or attempt to make, something seem less important
Noun
A device used to dull or soften sound, especially for a brass instrument
“Our main focus is on the acoustical modeling of the straight mute for the French horn and the cup mute for the trumpet.”
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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