muted

adjective
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of muted

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

mutedly

adverb

Examples of muted in a Sentence

  1. The artist chose colors that are dark and muted.

  2. the muted sound of a distant trumpet

  3. The government chose a more muted response to the threat.

  4. Their proposal has drawn a muted reaction from most observers.

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First Known Use of muted

1855

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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MUTED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of muted for English Language Learners

  • : soft in color : not bright

  • : soft or quiet in sound : quieter than usual

  • : not done or expressed in a strong, forceful, or excited way



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