sordine

noun
sor·​dine | \ˈsȯ(ə)rˌdēn\
plural -s

Definition of sordine 

1 : a cone-shaped pipe inserted in the mouth of a trumpet to muffle its tone : mute

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History and Etymology for sordine

Middle French sourdine

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