What does MUTE mean?

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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

  15. Origin: [L. mutare to change. See Molt.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mute

    mūt, adj. incapable of speaking: dumb: silent: unpronounced.—n. one dumb, or remaining silent: a person stationed by undertakers at the door of a house at a funeral: a stopped sound, formed by the shutting of the mouth-organs, esp. the surds t, p, k, but also applied to the sonant or voiced consonants d, b, g, and even the nasals n, m, ng: (law) one who refuses to plead.—v.t. to deaden sound.—adv. Mute′ly.—n. Mute′ness. [Fr.,—L. mutus.]

  2. Mute

    mūt, v.i. to dung, as birds. [O. Fr. mutir, esmeutir—Old Dut. smelten, to smelt.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MUTE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MUTE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cicero:

    Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

  2. Pia Fajelagutan:

    Emo Mimes: They rock out to mute blank tapes next door.

  3. Allan Fromberg:

    There have been some complaints that the mute button or the off button were not functioning.

  4. J. G. Ballard:

    Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.

  5. Tallulah Bankhead:

    I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.

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