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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Muffled; indistinct.
  • adjective Mute or subdued; softened.
  • adjective Music Produced by or provided with a mute.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of mute.

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

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

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