• Mute Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To cast off; to molt.
- (a.) Incapable of speaking; dumb.
- (n.) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf-mute.
- (a.) Not speaking; uttering no sound; silent.
- (n.) The dung of birds.
- (n.) One who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause.
- (a.) Not uttered; unpronounced; silent; also, produced by complete closure of the mouth organs which interrupt the passage of breath; -- said of certain letters. See 5th Mute, 2.
- (n.) A person whose part in a play does not require him to speak.
- (n.) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral.
- (a.) Not giving a ringing sound when struck; -- said of a metal.
- (n.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument, in order to deaden or soften the tone.
- (n.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the passage of the breath; as, p, b, d, k, t.
- (n.) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is selected for his place because he can not speak.
- (v. t. & i.) To eject the contents of the bowels; -- said of birds.
• Mute-hill Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) See Moot-hill.