\ mwʸe \
variants: or muette \ -​et \

Definition of muet

1 of e in French : silent or sometimes silent and sometimes pronounced
2 of h in French : initial in the orthography of a word before which elision and liaison occur — compare aspiré

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History and Etymology for muet

muet from French, literally, mute, from Middle French; muette from French, feminine of muet

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“Muet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muet. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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