muted

adjective

Definition of muted

  1. 1 a :  being mute :  silent b :  toned down :  low-key, subdued

  2. 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.

1855

First Known Use of muted

1855


MUTED Defined for English Language Learners

muted

adjective

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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