Definition of muted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmjuːtɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmjuːtɪd//
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  1. 1(of sounds) quiet; not as loud as usual the muted sound of traffic outside They spoke in muted voices.
  2. 2(of emotions, opinions, etc.) not strongly expressed The proposals received only a muted response.
  3. 3(of colours, light, etc.) not bright a dress in muted shades of blue
  4. 4(of musical instruments) used with a mute muted trumpets
  5. Extra examples a distinctly muted and moderate sermon She wore a dress in muted shades of blue. The rooms are decorated in muted colours. We could just hear the muted sound of traffic outside.
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