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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Muffled; indistinct: a muted voice.
  • adj. Mute or subdued; softened: muted colors.
  • adj. Music Produced by or provided with a mute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as quiet. Opposite of noisy.
  • adj. softened; rendered less loud or harsh; -- of sounds and instruments which produce sounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of musical instruments, played with a mute: as, muted strings or muted horns. Also applied to the tones thus produced.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in a softened tone
  • adj. being or made softer or less loud or clear

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