unmute

verb

un·​mute ˌən-ˈmyüt How to pronounce unmute (audio)
unmuted; unmuting; unmutes

transitive verb

: to allow (something previously muted) to produce sound again : to stop muting (something)
At the end of the commercial break, I unmuted the TV and leaned forward …Camille Minichino

Examples of unmute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She’s also intrigued by (if skeptical of) CNN’s plan to unmute candidates’ microphones only during the strict time periods during which they’re allowed to speak. Drew Goins, Washington Post, 27 June 2024 Virginia Beach Police Department 968 subscribers Virginia Beach Police Officers Save Driver From Fiery Vehicle Crash Virginia Beach Police Department Search Watch later Share Copy link Info Shopping Tap to unmute If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. Gina Martinez, CBS News, 9 Jan. 2024 Use the smart Fn keys to send emojis, mute and unmute your mic, or activate dictation; functions that can be customized using the keyboard’s free app. Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 10 Jan. 2024 Enlarge / Squeeze where the illustrative green dots are to mute and unmute yourself. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 5 June 2023 Christin Baker / Tello Films Search Watch later Share Copy link Info Shopping Tap to unmute If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. Dan Avery, NBC News, 8 Dec. 2023 Here's the ad: Joe Biden 788K subscribers Your Family | Biden-Harris 2024 Joe Biden Search Watch later Share Copy link Info Shopping Tap to unmute If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. Olivia Rinaldi, CBS News, 30 Nov. 2023 The Kelly Clarkson Show 2.54M subscribers Martha Stewart Cancelled Thanksgiving The Kelly Clarkson Show Search Watch later Share Copy link Info Shopping Tap to unmute If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. Rebecca Cohen, NBC News, 17 Nov. 2023 This will mute or unmute your phone’s ringer and alert tones. Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 23 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmute was in 1811

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“Unmute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmute. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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