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mute

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noun

as in quieter
a device on a musical instrument that deadens or softens its tone I was practicing my trumpet at three in the morning when the mute fell out, and I managed to wake everyone up

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mute

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verb

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as in to silence
to stop the noise or speech of muted the television while she was on the phone

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as in to muffle
to deaden the sound of closing the windows muted the traffic noise so we could get to sleep

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“Mute.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mute. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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