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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Via Middle English and Old French from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mutus.

Homophones

  • moot (in some dialects)

Adjective

mute (not comparable)

Positive
mute

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Silent; not making a sound.
  2. (of a person) Not having the power of speech.

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Noun

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Singular
mute

Plural
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mute ({{{1}}})
  1. A person who does not have the power of speech.
  2. An acting part where no speaking (and in opera, no singing) is required.
  3. (music) An object for dulling the sound of an instrument, especially a brass instrument, or damper for pianoforte; a sordine.
  4. One refusing to speak.
  5. An undertaker's assistant.
  6. The deadening of an appliance's or musical instrument's volume.
  7. In falconry, a mute is a hawk's or falcon's droppings.
  8. In wine making, mute, from the French, is the grape juice from pressed grapes kept aside in chilled stainless steel tanks and used at later stages of wine making by adding to the dry wine base to achieve the desired residual sugar level in the final product. (Usually spelled "muté " in this case and pronounced "mju:te".)

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Verb

Infinitive
to mute

Third person singular
mut

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to mute (third-person singular simple present mut, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To silence, to make quiet.
  2. (transitive) To turn off the sound of.
    Please mute the music while I make a call.

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Italian

Adjective

mute (pl)[[Category:Template:lang:it adjective forms|mute]]

  1. Feminine form of muto.

Noun

mute f.

  1. Plural form of muta.

Latvian

Noun

mute

  1. mouth
Fifth declension noun
singular plural
nominative mute mutes
genitive mutes mušu
dative mutei mutēm
accusative muti mutes
locative mutē mutēs

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