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Mute Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    mute adj
  1. 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 wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe [syn: tongueless, unspoken, wordless]
  2. lacking power of speech [syn: tongueless]
  3. unable to speak because of hereditary deafness [syn: dumb, silent] n
  4. a deaf person who is unable to speak [syn: deaf-mute, deaf-and-dumb person}]
  5. a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument v : deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping [syn: muffle, dull, damp, dampen, tone down]
Mute Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Mute \Mute\, v. t. [L. mutare to change. See Molt.] To cast off; to molt. Have I muted all my feathers? --Beau. & Fl.
Mute Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Mute \Mute\, v. t. & i. [F. mutir, ['e]meutir, OF. esmeltir, fr. OD. smelten, prop., to melt. See Smelt.] To eject the contents of the bowels; -- said of birds. --B. Jonson.
Mute Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Mute \Mute\, n. The dung of birds. --Hudibras.
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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 an independent record label based in the UK. It was founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller and featured several prominent musical acts ...
  • Muteness: The term mute originates from the latin word mutus, for silent. Causes and variations: Selective mutism is a DSM-IV diagnosis that refers to ...
  • 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 duck , goose and swan family Anatidae . It is native to much ...
  • Mute (The Twilight Zone): "Mute" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone . It was written by Richard Matheson , based on his ...
  • Mute (short story): Mute is a short story by author Stephen King , first appearing in Playboy Magazine in 2007 and in 2008 included in his collection Just ...

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* 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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