mutes 1 of 2

plural of mute
as in dampers
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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present tense third-person singular of mute
as in silences
to stop the noise or speech of muted the television while she was on the phone

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“Mutes.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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