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Synonyms of mute

Noun


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

Verb


1. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down, soften

usage: deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

Adjective


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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