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mute

mute

 
 
pronunciation:
myut
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: muter, mutest
definition 1: not able or willing to speak; silent.
He was mute in the presence of the king.
synonyms:
quiet, silent, still
definition 2: not having the power of speech.
The man was both deaf and mute.
synonyms:
silent
similar words:
dumb, quiet
definition 3: not pronounced.
The letter "b" in the word "comb" is mute.
synonyms:
silent
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who cannot speak.
definition 2: a device used to soften the sound of a musical instrument.
He put a mute on his trumpet so as not to disturb the neighbors while he practiced.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: muted, mutes, muting
definition: to decrease the sound or force of.
He muted the television during the commercials.
synonyms:
soften, tone down
antonyms:
amplify, intensify
similar words:
baffle, dampen, deaden, dull, lower, muffle
derivations: mutely (adv.), muteness (n.)
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