Definition of mute:
- A letter which represents no sound; a silent letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the passage of the breath; as, p, b, d, k, t.
- A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument, in order to deaden or soften the tone.
- A person employed by undertakers at a funeral.
- A person whose part in a play does not require him to speak.
- Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is selected for his place because he can not speak.
- Incapable of speaking; dumb.
- Not giving a ringing sound when struck; - said of a metal.
- Not speaking; uttering no sound; silent.
- Not uttered; unpronounced; silent; also, produced by complete closure of the mouth organs which interrupt the passage of breath; - said of certain letters. See 5th Mute, 2.
- One who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause.
- One who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf- mute.
- The dung of birds.
- To cast off; to molt.
- To eject the contents of the bowels; - said of birds.
strangle, obtuse, muffle, numb, inarticulate, tone down, pall, tame, smother, noisy, unverbalised, walk-on, understood, unsaid, vocal, tongueless, weaken, dumb, uncommunicative, dense, nonspeaking, dull, break, soften, slow, dampen, unverbalized, moderate, silent, moisten, deaf-mute, unarticulate, benumb, deaf-and-dumb person, aphonic, unvoiced, unexpressed, wordless, unsounded, words, unstated, unuttered, damp, blunt, stifle, reserved, repress, bewildered, reticent, surprised, dim, deaden, tacit, unspoken, close, wash.
- dumb (part of speech: adjective)
- silence (part of speech: verb)
- silent (part of speech: adjective)
- non-resonant (part of speech: adjective)
- "The Maids of Paradise", Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers.
- "Sidonia The Sorceress V1", William Mienhold.
- "Prisoner for Blasphemy", G. W. [George William] Foote.