Complete Definition of "mute"

English

Pronunciation
(RP): myoÍot, /mjuËt/, /<tt>mju:t</tt>/
audio|en-us-mute.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uËt|-uËt

Etymology
Via ME. and OF. from L. mutus.

Homophones
moot (in some dialects)

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. silent|Silent; not making a sound.
  2. <!--DefB-->(of a person) Not having the power of speech.

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Translations
<!--DefA-->
trans-top|silent, not making a sound
Dutch: stil, gedempt
Finnish: äänetön, mykkä
French: muet m, muette f
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Kurdish: mit, kirr, bêdeng, bêpêjn
Portuguese: mudo
Russian: немой (nemój) m
Swedish: tyst
Spanish: mudo,silencio
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<!--DefB-->
trans-top|not having the power of speech
Bulgarian: нÑм m, нÑмa f, нÑмo n
Dutch: stom
Finnish: mykkä
German: stumm
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Kurdish: lal
Russian: немой (nemój) m
Scottish Gaelic: balbh
Slovene: nem m, nema f, nemo n
Spanish: mudo m
Swedish: stum
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Noun
wikipedia|Mute (music)
en-noun

  1. <!--DefC-->A person who does not have the power of speech.
  2. <!--DefD-->An acting part where no speaking (and in opera, no singing) is required.
  3. <!--DefE-->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".)

Translations
trans-top|person unable to speak
Bulgarian: глÑÑонÑм
Dutch: stomme m|f
Finnish: mykkä
German: Stumme m
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Korean: ë²ì´ë¦¬ (beongEori)
Kurdish: lal f / m
Scottish Gaelic: balbhan m, balbhag f
Spanish: silencio
Swedish: stum c
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trans-top|silent acting part
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trans-top|sordine
French: sourdine f
Italian: sordino m, sordina f
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Swedish: sordin c
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trans-top|one refusing to speak
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trans-top|undertaker's assistant
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trans-top|deadening
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trans-top|bird droppings
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trans-top|grape juice
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Verb
en-verb|mut|ing

  1. <!--DefF-->transitive To silence, to make quiet.
  2. <!--DefG-->transitive To turn off the sound of.

#:Please mute the music while I make a call.

Translations
trans-top|silence, make quiet
Finnish: vaientaa, hiljentää, mykistää
French: taire, rendre silencieux, rendre muet
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Swedish: tysta, stänga av
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trans-top|turn off the sound of
Finnish: vaientaa, hiljentää, mykistää
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Related terms
muter


Italian

Adjective
infl|it|adjective form|pl

  1. feminine of|muto

Noun
mute f

  1. plural of|muta|lang=Italian

Category:Italian adjective forms


Latvian

Noun
infl|lv|noun

  1. mouth

lv-noun-d5|mu|t|Å¡|e

el:mute
fa:mute
fr:mute
io:mute
it:mute
la:mute
ru:mute
fi:mute
te:mute
vi:mute
tr:mute
zh:mute

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