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Meaning & Definition of Mute in English

English

Mute

/mjut/

noun

1. A deaf person who is unable to speak

    synonym:
  • mute
  • ,
  • deaf-mute
  • ,
  • deaf-and-dumb person

2. A device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument

    synonym:
  • mute

verb

1. Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

    synonym:
  • muffle
  • ,
  • mute
  • ,
  • dull
  • ,
  • damp
  • ,
  • dampen
  • ,
  • tone down

adjective

1. 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
    synonym:
  • mute
  • ,
  • tongueless
  • ,
  • unspoken
  • ,
  • wordless

2. Unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

    synonym:
  • dumb
  • ,
  • mute
  • ,
  • silent