Definition Of mute


(of a letter) not pronounced.

mute e is generally dropped before suffixes beginning with a vowel

a clamp placed over the bridge of a stringed instrument to deaden the resonance without affecting the vibration of the strings.

a device on a television, telephone, or other appliance that temporarily turns off the sound.

she put the remote on mute

a person without the power of speech.

‘There seems to be an organization of mutes running around this city,’ she noted, sarcastically.

deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of.

her footsteps were muted by the thick carpet

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Example Of mute

  • A 12-year-old child prodigy, a writer of westerns, a boxing star, a giant and a bald mute are the eclectic cast of characters who make up this surrealist black comedy.

  • Above him, attached to the wall, were 25 manual typewriters with rusted and missing parts, mute relics of an antiquated era in communication.

  • After getting hurriedly dressed, she went to the television, put the sound on mute , and headed to a loud rock channel.

  • Aimée nodded absently and sat down beside her friend just as she heard the front door open, but ignored it and took the mute off the television.

  • All the while the police remained a mute spectator only trying to ensure that fatal injuries were not inflicted.

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