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Definitions of mute

  1.   deaden a sound or noise esp by wrapping
  2.   a deaf person who is unable to speak
  3.   unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
  4.   a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument
  5.   expressed without speech especially because words would be inappropriate or inadequate a mute appeal a silent curse best grief is tongueless Emily Dickinson the words stopped at her lips unsounded unspoken grief choking exasperation and wordless shame Thomas Wolfe
  6.   deaden a sound or noise especially by wrapping
  7.   One who is dumb
  8.   To cast off to molt
  9.   The dung of birds
  10.   Not speaking uttering no sound silent
  11.   Incapable of speaking dumb
  12.   One who does not speak whether from physical inability unwillingness or other cause
  13.   One who from deafness either congenital or from early life is unable to use articulate language a deaf mute
  14.   A person employed by undertakers at a funeral
  15.   A person whose part in a play does not require him to speak
  16.   Among the Turks an officer or attendant who is selected for his place because he can not speak
  17.   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
  18.   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
  19.   Dung of birds
  20.   To eject the contents of the bowels said of birds
  21.   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
  22.   Not giving a ringing sound when struck said of a metal
  23.   One who cannot speak or who remains silent a consonant which is not pronounced a contrivance to deaden or soften the sound of a musical instrument
  24.   Silent dumb speechless not pronounced or sounded
  25.   Mutely
  26.   Muteness
  27.   1 Dumb 2 A person who has not the faculty of speech
  28.   One who cannot speak dumb
  29.   Incapable of speaking dumb silent unpronounced
  30.   One mute or dumb one who remains silent a person stationed by undertakers at the door of a house at a funeral gram a letter having no sound without the aid of a vowel as b law one who refuses to plead to an indictment
  31.   To dung as birds
  32.   A dumb or silent person letter which can not be pronounced without a vowel
  33.   Dumb silent
  34.   Speechless silent dumb
  35.   One who does not speak as a silent actor
  36.   In Turkey a dumb officer of the Seraglio who acts as executioner
  37.   A letter as b in dumb that is not sounded
  38.   Silent not uttering words uttering no sound dumb not sounded
  39.   One who cannot speak one who remains silent a person employed by undertakers to stand at the door of a house at a funeral a letter that represents no sound a consonant which stops the sound one speechless when he should plead an instrument to deaden or soften sound
  40.   To eject the contents of the bowels as birds the dung of fowls
  41.   Silent uttering no sound not having the power of utterance not sounded as a letter
  42.   One naturally unable to speak one remaining wilfully silent in gram applied to those consonants which intercept the voice in utterance as k p and t an attendant at a funeral in Turkey a dumb executioner a little instr of wood or brass used on a violin to soften or deaden the sounds
  43.   To cast out the contents of the bowels as birds

Quotes of mute

  1. Science and technology multiply around us To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think Either we use those languages or we remain mute – J. G. Ballard
  2. Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay – Robert Browning
  3. So by the time I got to Michigan I was a stutterer I couldn't talk So my first year of school was my first mute year and then those mute years continued until I got to high school – James Earl Jones
  4. So poetry becomes a means for useful dialogue between people who are not only unknown but mute to each other It produces a dialogue among people that guards all of us against manipulation by our so -called leaders – June Jordan
  5. Watch me when people say deaf and dumb or deaf mute and I give them a look like you might get if you called Denzel Washington the wrong name – Marlee Matlin
  6. I think you have everyone kind of pulling on the same end of the rope It's not like you're Robin Williams and everyone else is a deaf mute It's like there's plenty of help – Michael McKean
  7. I'm slammed with an identity that can no longer say a word mute with responsibility – Kate Millett
  8. Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one it gives eloquence to the mute it gives courage the cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp – Juan Ruiz
  9. A beautiful face is a mute recommendation – Publilius Syrus
  10. The past is only the present become invisible and mute and because it is invisible and mute its memorized glances and its murmurs are infinitely precious We are tomorrow's past – Mary Webb

Usage examples for mute

  1. None of them could defend himself but each was left silent and mute – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. The mute letter is not so much the c as the k – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  3. She sat dazed and mute gazing on the face of him she loved above all men on earth – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  4. “ I want you to look at a picture which has charmed me Goswyn said after a pause desirous to change the subject and as he spoke he pointed to a picture at sight of which the old lady uttered an exclamation of admiration while Erika gazed at it pale and mute – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  5. And so this mute farewell meant something more to him than even the final parting from the woman he loved it was also a parting from his gentler nature – A Romance of Wastdale by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  6. Here sir replied Jonathan very solemnly who had just brought in the eggs and now stood erect as a mute behind his master's chair for it was a case of danger if not of death – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
  7. Mute and still she leaned back in the corner of the carriage – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  8. The wife sobbed in mute protest against his commands ” –  by
  9. So the six weeks passed slowly away and Olga waited and watched with smiles on her lips in mute terror – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  10. And the king sat upon his royal seat A dead king marble mute but no man stirred Or spake and only silence might be heard – The Poems of William Watson by William Watson
  11. But memory is first to be feared and still more that prejudice which will not have the patience to lend mute attention – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  12. The old voice of conscience was not mute but Miriam turned from it with sullen scorn – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  13. The door closed and for several minutes the three children stood regarding each other alarmed mute – The Nether World by George Gissing
  14. Near our camp I saw natives on the opposite bank first standing in mute astonishment then running away – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  15. The ladies were absolutely mute before the blaze of beauty that met them – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  16. “ I have also seen a whole company all willing to be pleased but all mute from not knowing what to say to each other not knowing how to begin – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  17. Dazed bewildered he stood for an instant then his heavy hands which for the first time in his life had been held out in mute appeal dropped to his sides ” – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  18. The railway car in which the crime occurred was detached from the train to serve as a mute witness at the official investigation – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  19. “ Eleanore suddenly felt that she could no longer endure Daniel s mute questioning – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  20. Justine clasped his arm in mute astonishment – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon

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