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mute

adjective uk   /mjuːt/ us  
(of a person) unable or unwilling to speak, or (of an activity) silent: a mute child The president has remained mute about plans to curtail the number of immigrants. I gazed at her in mute admiration.

mute

noun [C] uk   /mjuːt/ us  
a button or other device on a musical instrument that can be fixed in order to make it quieter old-fashioned offensive a person who is not able to speak

mute

verb [T] uk   /mjuːt/ us  
If you mute a noise, you do something to make it less loud: Double glazing muted the noise of the traffic.
Translations of “mute”
in Korean 무언의, 벙어리의…
in Arabic صامِت, أبكَم…
in French muet…
in Turkish sessiz, suskun, dilsiz…
in Italian muto…
in Chinese (Traditional) (人)啞的,沉默的, (活動)無聲的…
in Russian безмолвный, немой…
in Polish milczący, niemy…
in Spanish mudo…
in Portuguese mudo…
in German stumm…
in Catalan en silenci, mut…
in Japanese 無言の, 口の利けない…
in Chinese (Simplified) (人)哑的,沉默的, (活动)无声的…
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