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English definition of “mute”

mute

adjective     /mjuːt/
THOUGHT expressed in thoughts but not in speech or writing: The president has remained mute about whether he will resign . I gazed at her in mute admiration .Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysisCommunicating and keeping in touch
NOT SPEAKING unable to speak for physical or mental reasons : a school for deaf and mute children Handicap and the disabled
(Definition of mute adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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