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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(adj.)silent; refraining from speech or utterance.
not emitting or having sound of any kind.
incapable of speech.
(of letters) silent; not pronounced.
Law. (of a person who has been arraigned) making no plea or refusing to stand trial:
to stand mute.
(n.)a person who does not speak, esp. one who, because of congenital deafness, has never learned to speak.
Law. a person who stands mute when arraigned.
a mechanical device for muffling the tone of a musical instrument.
Category: Music and Dance
Ref: stop (def. 37). 39
(v.t.)to deaden or muffle the sound of.
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
mute, deaf-mute, deaf-and-dumb person(noun)
a deaf person who is unable to speak
a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument
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
dumb, mute, silent(verb)
unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down(verb)
deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
to cast off; to molt
to eject the contents of the bowels; -- said of birds
the dung of birds
not speaking; uttering no sound; silent
incapable of speaking; dumb
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
not giving a ringing sound when struck; -- said of a metal
one who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause
one who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf-mute
a person employed by undertakers at a funeral
a person whose part in a play does not require him to speak
among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is selected for his place because he can not speak
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
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
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.
Translations for MUTE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
unable to speak; dumb.
- لا يَسْتَطيع الكلام، أخْرَسArabic
- mudoPortuguese (BR)
- 말 못하는Korean
- 瘖啞的Chinese (Trad.)
- 哑的Chinese (Simp.)
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