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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument; A deaf person who is unable to speak. v. - Deaden (a sound or noise);

Usage examples (36)
  • A mute appeal
  • "It is what we call a mute 'e'; but it exercises a modifying influence on the preceding vowel."
  • XXXIX.p. While female bands attend in mute surprise,
  • Eleanor listened, in mute wonder where this would end. for more
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