This is then evaporated to a small bulk, placed in a muter's graduated tube, and acidified with mineral acid.
It troubled many more than King, but the members of the corps were muter than oysters.
Hir begegnet Christus seiner wirdigen lieben muter die vor grossem hertzenleit anmechtig ward.
Never did muter silence fall upon a talking group, than the sight of this matchless chapel brought on us.
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.