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muted

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 mostly or entirely without sound
  • the muted cry of a frightened witness to a murder

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3 deliberately refraining from speech
  • she was unexpectedly muted in the presence of her literary idol

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muted

verb
past tense of mute

Synonyms & Antonyms of muted (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to stop the noise or speech of
  • muted the television while she was on the phone

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2 to deaden the sound of
  • closing the windows muted the traffic noise so we could get to sleep

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The first known use of muted was in 1855

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“Muted.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/muted. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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