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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)

A muted colour is not bright: She was dressed in muted shades of blue.
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