adjective, mut·er, mut·est.
verb (used with object), mut·ed, mut·ing.
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Origin of mute
usage note for mute
OTHER WORDS FROM mutemute·ly, adverbmute·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mutemoot mute
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His sister-in-law screamed faintly, then cowered in her chair and stared at him mutely.The Power and the Glory|Grace MacGowan Cooke
He raised both eyebrows in solicitous participation, and mutely questioned.Aurora the Magnificent|Gertrude Hall
Juve and Fandor, in this hour of decisive victory, mutely embraced.Messengers of Evil|Pierre Souvestre
Thousands, perhaps, of motion-picture audiences have watched Mr. Taft serenely cross the screen, or mutely seem to make a speech.The Circus, and Other Essays and Fugitive Pieces|Joyce Kilmer
The Athenian remained motionless, mutely gazing at the body of the girl.Snnica|Vicente Blasco Ibez