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(Entry 1 of 4)

2 deliberately refraining from speech
  • remained mute no matter how much we pleaded for an answer

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Synonyms of mute (Entry 2 of 4)

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

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of mute (Entry 3 of 4)

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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muteness

noun (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of muteness (Entry 4 of 4)

incapacity for or restraint from speaking
  • we were baffled by his uncharacteristic muteness

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The first known use of mute was in the 15th century

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“Mute.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mute. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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