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Oxford dictionary definition of the word mute:
1refraining from speech or temporarily speechless:
Harry sat mute, his cheeks burning resentfully
(of a person) lacking the faculty of speech:
he’d been bullied into silence—people often wondered if he was actually mute
not expressed in speech:
she gazed at him in mute appeal
characterized by an absence of sound; quiet:
the great church was mute and dark
(of hounds) not giving tongue while hunting.
2(of a letter) not pronounced:
mute e is generally dropped before suffixes beginning with a vowel
1a person lacking the faculty of speech:
the child remained as silent as a mute
historical (in some Asian countries) a servant who was deprived of the power of speech.
historical an actor in a dumbshow.
historical a professional attendant or mourner at a funeral:
an undertaker’s mute
2a clamp placed over the bridge of a stringed instrument to deaden the resonance without affecting the vibration of the strings.
a pad or cone placed in the opening of a brass or other wind instrument to soften the sound.
3a device on a television, telephone, or other appliance that temporarily turns off the sound.
deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of:
her footsteps were muted by the thick carpet
muffle the sound of (a musical instrument), especially by the use of a mute:
when muted and blown hard the trombone produces a very nasal and metallic sound
reduce the strength or intensity of:
police violence was always muted by the presence of the media
Middle English: from Old French muet, diminutive of mu, from Latin mutus