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unmute

[ uhn-myoot ]
/ ənˈmyut /
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verb (used with object)

to remove a mute from (a musical instrument): His tone, in the rare moments when his trumpet was unmuted, was clean and clear.
to turn on (a microphone, a speaker, or audio), especially after it has been temporarily turned off or when muted sound is the default: During this part of the training the microphones will remain unmuted, so please keep background noise to a minimum.

verb (used without object)

to restore the sound, as from a microphone: When you ask questions, be sure to allow a couple of seconds for your remote audience members to unmute.

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Origin of unmute

First recorded in 1810–15; un-2 + mute
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