(noun, adjective, verb)


1. expressed without speech

- a mute appeal

Similar word(s): inarticulate, unarticulate, tongueless, unspoken, wordless

2. unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

Similar word(s): inarticulate, unarticulate, dumb, silent


1. a deaf person who is unable to speak

Definition categories: person

2. a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument

Definition categories: man–made


1. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

Similar word(s): damp, dampen, dull, muffle

Definition categories: perception, soften

Sentences with mute as a verb:

- Please mute the music while I make a call.