I presume most Republicans will be clever enough to mute impeachment talk before November.
The deaths of Lewis and Huxley were mute, private events, only reported in The Times three days later.
I wish I had watched “Uprising” on mute after the opening sequences.
Or have House Speaker John Boehner introduce a bill to outlaw adverbs in this campaign, thus rendering Newt mute.
The camera captured the mute figure slumped on the sofa who would later draw laughs from the jury.
Most of the inhabitants had gone forth; others remained in mute expectation.
The occasion was too great for winks: mute grief was the mood of the hour.
Was this a mute evidence of the King's remembrance, or the fidelity of some old servants?
She was indifferent to all that went on, mute and absent-minded.
mute and astonished the world saw her baseness—wondering at her greatness and her sin.
late 14c., mewet "silent," from Old French muet "dumb, mute" (12c.), diminutive of mut, mo, from Latin mutus "silent, speechless, dumb," probably from imitative base *meue- (cf. Sanskrit mukah "dumb," Greek myein "to be shut," of the mouth). Form assimilated in 16c. to Latin mutus.
1570s, "stage actor in a dumb show;" 1610s as "person who does not speak," from mute (adj.). Musical sense first recorded 1811 of stringed instruments, 1841, of horns.
Unable or unwilling to speak. n.
One who does not have the faculty of speech. No longer in technical use, considered offensive.