adjective, mut·er, mut·est.
verb (used with object), mut·ed, mut·ing.
Words nearby mute
Origin of mute
OTHER WORDS FROM mutemute·ly, adverbmute·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mutemoot mute
usage note for mute
Examples from the Web for muteness
They understood each other pretty well, these two; for Tunis had caught something of her muteness, living so long alone with her.Sheila of Big Wreck Cove|James A. Cooper
So, in her muteness, Esther accepts the Brandon God and people as hers.Red as a Rose is She|Rhoda Broughton
Then the hawk said to him, 'There is danger in the King's muteness respecting me, for I am visible to him.The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete|George Meredith
Rhoda, with a sign, tempered him to muteness, and the three eyed one another.Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith
The question was so sudden that Guest was stunned into muteness, but the admiral stepped forward fiercely.Witness to the Deed|George Manville Fenn