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Mute

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[n] a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument
[n] a deaf person who is unable to speak
[adj] unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
[adj] expressed without speech; especially because words would be inappropriate or inadequate; "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded"; "unspoken grief"; "choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe
[adj] lacking power of speech
[v] deaden (a sound or noise), esp. by wrapping

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