- 1. mute, deaf-mute, deaf-and-dumb person, deaf person
- usage: a deaf person who is unable to speak
- 2. mute, acoustic device
- usage: a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument
- 1. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down, soften
- usage: deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
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- 1. mute, tongueless, unspoken, wordless, inarticulate (vs. articulate), unarticulate
- usage: 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
- 2. dumb, mute, silent, inarticulate (vs. articulate), unarticulate
- usage: unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
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