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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mute, deaf-mute, deaf-and-dumb person(noun)

    a deaf person who is unable to speak

    deaf-and-dumb person, deaf-mute


  2. mute(adj)

    a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument

    deaf-and-dumb person, deaf-mute


  3. mute, tongueless, unspoken, wordless(adj)

    expressed without speech

    "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded"; "unspoken grief"; "choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe

    wordless, unsaid, silent, unspoken, unexpressed, tongueless, unverbalised, unuttered, unstated, dumb, unverbalized, unvoiced


  4. dumb, mute, silent(verb)

    unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

    unspoken, understood, dull, dim, tacit, dense, tongueless, unsounded, soundless, speechless, still, dumb, slow, silent, mum, obtuse, wordless


  5. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down(verb)

    deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

    muffle, wash, stifle, pall, numb, moderate, moisten, weaken, benumb, repress, break, soften, tone down, dull, smother, blunt, deaden, damp, dampen, tame, strangle


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mute

    Dumb, mute, silent and speechless refer to fact or state; taciturn refers to habit and disposition. The talkative person may be stricken dumb with surprise or terror; the obstinate may remain mute; one may be silent through preoccupation of mind or of set purpose; but the taciturn person is averse to the utterance of thought or feeling and to communication with others, either from natural disposition or for the occasion. One who is silent does not speak at all; one who is taciturn speaks when compelled, but in a grudging way that repels further approach. Reserved suggests more of method and intention than taciturn, applying often to some special time or topic; one who is communicative regarding all else may be reserved about his business. Reserved is thus closely equivalent to uncommunicative, but is a somewhat stronger word, often suggesting pride or haughtiness, as when we say one is reserved toward inferiors. Compare PRIDE.

    close, dumb, reserved, reticent, silent, speechless, taciturn, uncommunicative

    communicative, free, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, unreserved

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mute

    silent, speechless, dumb, taciturn, voiceless, still, death-like

    chattering, talkative, garrulous, loquacious, vocal, tuneful, loud

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mute(a.)

    dumb, unable to speak, incapable of speech

  2. mute(a.)

    silent, speechless, taciturn, mum

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mute(a)

    dumb, obmutescent, silent, speechless

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How to use mute in a sentence?

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    Maybe we should give the moderator a mute button, given how President Trump just interrupts atwill, and the bottom line is Donald Trump doesnt follow the rules [and]the commission hasgot to get a lot tougher.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    We don’t know anything about silent sages, buried knowledge, the eye of the mute poet, serene seers, yet how many talkative destroyers, prophets and ideologues, teachers and beautifiers there are on the other side.

  3. Choi Kang:

    Yesterday, Kim was trying to show he is perfectly healthy, and today, Kim is trying to mute all kinds of speculation that he may not have full control over the military, rather than going all the way by firing missiles and supervising a missile launch, Kim could be reminding us, 'yes I'm healthy and I'm still in power'.

  4. Rameshh Shanegar:

    The couple who spoke against the worthless corona protocol in Delhi yesterday have real guts, rest of the people under brutality are spineless and mute spectators and those who are saying against those couple are morons.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The man usually marries after his divorce to have an understanding companion, while the woman largely marries for the second time in search of a mute partner who has nothing in life as own opinion.

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