Definition of mute noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//mjuːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mjuːt//
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  1. 1(music) a device made of metal, rubber or plastic that you use to make the sound of a musical instrument softer
  2. 2(old-fashioned) a person who is not able to speak
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French muet, diminutive of mu, from Latin mutus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mute