English adjective: mute
|1.||mute expressed without speech|
|Samples||A mute appeal.|
A silent curse.
Best grief is tongueless.
The words stopped at her lips unsounded.
Choking exasperation and wordless shame.
|Synonyms||tongueless, unspoken, wordless|
|2.||mute unable to speak because of hereditary deafness|
English noun: mute
|1.||mute (person) a deaf person who is unable to speak|
|Synonyms||deaf-and-dumb person, deaf-mute|
|Broader (hypernym)||deaf person|
|Narrower (hyponym)||dummy, silent person|
|2.||mute (artifact) a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument|
|Broader (hypernym)||acoustic device|
|Narrower (hyponym)||sordino, sourdine|
English verb: mute
|1.||mute (perception) deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping|
|Synonyms||damp, dampen, dull, muffle, tone down|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something