Then, mutely as before, He closed the gate, and vanished from the view.
mutely he came to me, pressed the letter in my hand, and turned away.
Cynthia opened her languid eyes, and seeing the Duchess's dress stained with her blood, mutely drew it to her lips.
His eyes questioned her mutely, and a slow flush crept into her face.
And then, like one in a dream, I held out my hands and mutely implored her to return.
Allan looked at her mutely for a moment, as if she had hurt him.
Frau Elsbeth mutely shook her head, and went into the house just as the locomobile arrived before the gate.
The girl clasped her hands supplicatingly, then mutely pointed to the wall.
Various feelings away the monarchs as they stand in hushed amaze, mutely in those speechless moments on the lifeless warrior gaze!
mutely together they moved through the lonesome, odorous twilight.
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.