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English adjective: mute

1. mute expressed without speech


SamplesA mute appeal.
A silent curse.
Best grief is tongueless.
The words stopped at her lips unsounded.
Unspoken grief.
Choking exasperation and wordless shame.


Synonymstongueless, unspoken, wordless


Similarinarticulate, unarticulate


Antonymsarticulate

2. mute unable to speak because of hereditary deafness


Synonymsdumb, silent


Similarinarticulate, unarticulate


Antonymsarticulate


English noun: mute

1. mute (person) a deaf person who is unable to speak


Synonymsdeaf-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


Synonymsdamp, dampen, dull, muffle, tone down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)soften









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