mut·​ed | \ ˈmyü-təd How to pronounce muted (audio) \

Definition of muted

1a : being mute : silent
b : toned down : low-key, subdued
2 : provided with or produced or modified by the use of a mute

Other Words from muted

mutedly adverb

Examples of muted in a Sentence

The artist chose colors that are dark and muted. the muted sound of a distant trumpet The government chose a more muted response to the threat. Their proposal has drawn a muted reaction from most observers.
Recent Examples on the Web On an intraday basis, assets have moved around quite a bit but lighter volume has resulted in overall net changes being relatively muted. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 15 July 2022 The collective 15% increase in payouts is relatively muted compared with last year, when the banks raised dividends by 40%. Charley Grant, WSJ, 27 June 2022 Sales at the musical had been relatively muted and only saw a slight bump last week, with capacity at 77 percent and grosses of $727,178. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 June 2022 The Bruins were 0 for 36 on the power play coming into the game and came up empty on three more opportunities Thursday night before finally cashing in, but the celebration was relatively muted. Globe Staff,, 28 Apr. 2022 The pandemic canceled the induction ceremony in 2020, and a muted affair was held last September, drawing a crowd of 20,000. Globe Staff,, 23 July 2022 Their Pedialyte Sport has that classic sports drink flavor, but with a more muted flavor and a big hit of salt. Hannah Singleton, Outside Online, 20 July 2022 While most associate the fiber with glossy satin, it can be woven or washed into numerous, more muted fabrications. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 17 July 2022 The store has a calming palate of muted grays and greens. Aaron Morrison, Anchorage Daily News, 16 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of muted

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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7 Aug 2022

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“Muted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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