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  Definition of mute
  1. a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument
  2. a deaf person who is unable to speak
  3. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  4. unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
  5. expressed without speech; especially because words would be inappropriate or inadequate; "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded"; "unspoken grief"; "choking exasperation and
  6. lacking power of speech
Similar Words: deaf-mute, deaf-and-dumb person, muffle, dull, damp, dampen, tone down, dumb, silent, tongueless, unspoken, wordless

 

Hyponyms: sourdine, sordino, dummy, silent person

 

Derivational Morphology: muffle, dull, damp, dampen, tone down, damper, muffler, silencer

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: ням   Dutch: stom  
Finnish: mykkä   German: stumm  
Hungarian: néma   Kurdish: lal  
Russian: немой   Slovene: nem  
Spanish: mudo   Swedish: stum  
 
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