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English definition of “muted”

muted

adjective uk   /ˈmjuː.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/

muted adjective (NOT LOUD)

not loud: There was polite, muted applause when I finished speaking.

muted adjective (NOT ENTHUSIASTIC)

showing little enthusiasm: The idea received a muted response.

muted adjective (NOT BRIGHT)

describes a colour that is not bright: She was dressed in muted shades of blue.
(Definition of muted from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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