Antonyms for mute

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : myoot
Phonetic Transcription : myut

Definition of mute

Origin :
  • late 14c., mewet "silent," from Old French muet "dumb, mute" (12c.), diminutive of mut, mo, from Latin mutus "silent, speechless, dumb," probably from imitative base *meue- (cf. Sanskrit mukah "dumb," Greek myein "to be shut," of the mouth). Form assimilated in 16c. to Latin mutus.
  • adj unable to speak
  • verb muffle, tone down sound
Example sentences :
  • She could not be blind to the mute adoration of his gaze; nor could she resent it.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • It was hard to stand still and mute, and bear every thing, without reply.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Tom sat down, looking from one face to another, in mute surprise.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • A deaf person had heard, a mute had spoken, a consumptive had revived!
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • It was the mute, obstinate, eternal protest, and it was expectation also.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • I shook my head in mute admission of my lack of comprehension.
  • Extract from : « City of Endless Night » by Milo Hastings
  • Not one of them was mute; And all and each that passed that way Did join in the pursuit.
  • Extract from : « Graded Poetry: Second Year » by Various
  • When he looked at Lee, his eyes were filled with a mute plea.
  • Extract from : « The Big Tomorrow » by Paul Lohrman
  • For an instant the venerable name of religion awed her into mute submission.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • The song of Llewelyn was heard by the shepherds with reverence and mute attention.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin

Synonyms for mute

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