- adj. 哑的；沉默的；无声的
- vt. 减弱……的声音；使……柔和
- n. 哑巴；弱音器；闭锁音
- n. (Mute)人名；(塞)穆特
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- mute (adj.)
- 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- (cognates: Sanskrit mukah "dumb," Greek myein "to be shut," of the mouth). Form assimilated in 16c. to Latin mutus.
- mute (v.)
- "deaden the sound of," 1861, from mute (n.). Related: Muted; muting.
- mute (n.)
- 1570s, "stage actor in a dumb show;" 1610s as "person who does not speak," from mute (adj.). Musical sense first recorded 1811 of stringed instruments, 1841, of horns.
- 1. He sat mute, speechless with ecstasy, gazing into the sky.
- 2. I threw a mute look of appeal at Paula.
- 3. Marianna, the duke's daughter, became mute after a shock.
- 4. He could watch her standing mute by the phone.
- 5. a look of mute appeal
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