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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mute*myut(adj.)mut•er, mut•est

  1. (adj.)silent; refraining from speech or utterance.

  2. not emitting or having sound of any kind.

  3. incapable of speech.

  4. (of letters) silent; not pronounced.

    Category: Phonetics

  5. Law. (of a person who has been arraigned) making no plea or refusing to stand trial:

    to stand mute.

    Category: Law

  6. (n.)a person who does not speak, esp. one who, because of congenital deafness, has never learned to speak.

  7. Law. a person who stands mute when arraigned.

    Category: Law

  8. a mechanical device for muffling the tone of a musical instrument.

    Category: Music and Dance

  9. Category: Phonetics

    Ref: stop (def. 37). 39

  10. (v.t.)to deaden or muffle the sound of.

  11. to reduce the intensity of (a color) by the addition of another color.

* Usage: See dumb.

Origin of mute:

1375–1425; ME muet < MF, assimilated, in the 16th cent., to L mūtus mute


Princeton's WordNet

  1. mute, deaf-mute, deaf-and-dumb person(noun)

    a deaf person who is unable to speak

  2. mute(adj)

    a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument

  3. mute, tongueless, unspoken, wordless(adj)

    expressed without speech

    "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded"; "unspoken grief"; "choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe

  4. dumb, mute, silent(verb)

    unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

  5. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down(verb)

    deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mute(verb)

    to cast off; to molt

  2. Mute

    to eject the contents of the bowels; -- said of birds

  3. Mute(noun)

    the dung of birds

  4. Mute(adj)

    not speaking; uttering no sound; silent

  5. Mute(adj)

    incapable of speaking; dumb

  6. Mute(adj)

    not uttered; unpronounced; silent; also, produced by complete closure of the mouth organs which interrupt the passage of breath; -- said of certain letters. See 5th Mute, 2

  7. Mute(adj)

    not giving a ringing sound when struck; -- said of a metal

  8. Mute(noun)

    one who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause

  9. Mute(noun)

    one who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf-mute

  10. Mute(noun)

    a person employed by undertakers at a funeral

  11. Mute(noun)

    a person whose part in a play does not require him to speak

  12. Mute(noun)

    among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is selected for his place because he can not speak

  13. Mute(noun)

    a letter which represents no sound; a silent letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the passage of the breath; as, p, b, d, k, t

  14. Mute(noun)

    a little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument, in order to deaden or soften the tone


  1. MUTE

    The MUTE Network is an unmaintained peer-to-peer file sharing network developed with anonymity in mind. The MUTE client is open source software released under the Public domain and includes support for the Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows computer operating systems.

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unable to speak; dumb.

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