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Mute Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument
  • a deaf person who is unable to speak
  • deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  • unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
  • 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
  • lacking power of speech

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a deaf person who is unable to speak ,
  • a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Mute'


  • Mute: Mute may refer to: Muteness , a speech disorder in which a person lacks the ability to speak. Mute, a silent letter in phonology ...
  • MUTE: The MUTE Network (or MUTE-net) is an unmaintained peer-to-peer file sharing network developed with anonymity in mind. The MUTE client is ...
  • Mute Records: Mute is a British record label . It was founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller and featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such ...
  • Muteness: Being mute is often associated with deafness as people who have been unable to hear from birth may not be able to articulate words ...
  • Mute (music): A mute is a device fitted to a musical instrument to alter the sound produced: by affecting the timbre , reducing the volume, or most ...
  • Mute swan: The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan , and thus a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae . It is native to much of Europe ...
  • Mute (magazine): Mute is a British online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of subjects related to cyberculture , artistic practice, left wing ...

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'Mute' example sentence in quotations


* The past is only the present become invisible and mute and because it is invisible and mute, its memoried glances and it's murmurs are infinitely precious. We are tomorrow's past. - Mary Webb

* Law stands mute in the midst of arms. - Cicero


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Mute Sample Sentences in News


  • Finished Visio.M electric concept car revealed to public
    Three years ago, we first heard about the Mute electric concept car. Created via a collaboration between 20 departments at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), it was designed chiefly to be efficient, inexpensive and safe. A project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research followed, in which a consortium of over a dozen companies (in Read more on this news related to 'Mute'
  • Retrospective of fiber artist opens at NYC museum
    NEW YORK (AP) — Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly Read more on this news related to 'Mute'
  • Cops: Deaf, mute woman missing from South Side
    Police are asking for the public's help finding a deaf and mute woman who went missing Wednesday morning from the city's South Side. Read more on this news related to 'Mute'

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