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mute

mute

 
pronunciation:
myut
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: muter, mutest
definition 1: not speaking or uttering sound; silent.
He was mute in the presence of the king.
synonyms:
mum, quiet, silent, still
antonyms:
talkative, voluble
similar words:
noiseless, speechless, voiceless, wordless
definition 2: not making or having sound.
The mute sands of the desert.
synonyms:
noiseless, quiet, silent, still
antonyms:
noisy
similar words:
voiceless
definition 3: lacking the power of speech.
He was both deaf and mute.
synonyms:
silent, speechless
antonyms:
articulate
similar words:
dumb, inarticulate, quiet, voiceless
definition 4: felt, but not expressed vocally.
a mute appeal for mercy
synonyms:
silent, tacit, unspoken, wordless
antonyms:
spoken
similar words:
implicit, implied, inarticulate, mum, quiet, voiceless
definition 5: not pronounced, as certain letters in some words.
synonyms:
silent
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who lacks the power of speech.
similar words:
deaf-mute
definition 2: any of several devices used to muffle the sound of a musical instrument.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: muted, mutes, muting
definition 1: to soften the sound or force of.
synonyms:
soften, subdue, tone down
antonyms:
amplify, intensify
similar words:
baffle, dampen, deaden, drown, dull, lower, muffle
definition 2: to reduce the brightness or deepness of (a color).
synonyms:
subdue, tone down
similar words:
dull, lower, soften
derivations: mutely (adv.), muteness (n.)
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