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mute

Definitions


[mjuːt], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- refraining from speech or temporarily speechless
(e.g: Harry sat mute, his cheeks burning resentfully)

- (of a person) lacking the faculty of speech.

- (of a letter) not pronounced
(e.g: mute e is generally dropped before suffixes beginning with a vowel)


Phrases:
- on mute

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French muet, diminutive of mu, from Latin mutus


[mjuːt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a device on a television, telephone, or other appliance that temporarily turns off the sound.

- a clamp placed over the bridge of a stringed instrument to deaden the resonance without affecting the vibration of the strings.

- a person lacking the faculty of speech.


Phrases:
- on mute

Origin:


[mjuːt], (Verb)

Definitions:
- deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of
(e.g: her footsteps were muted by the thick carpet)

- turn off (a microphone or the audio on an electronic device), especially temporarily
(e.g: this mode will mute the ringtone and message notification sounds)


Phrases:
- on mute

Origin:


[mjuːt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a pack of hounds
(e.g: the abbot had a mute of hounds)


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman mut, mute, moute ‘pack of hounds trained for hunting’, from Latin movere ‘to move’




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