Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mute

2 senses of mute

Sense 1
mute, deaf-mute, deaf-and-dumb person -- (a deaf person who is unable to speak)
       => deaf person -- (a person with a severe auditory impairment)

Sense 2
mute -- (a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument)
       => acoustic device -- (a device for amplifying or transmitting sound)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mute

1 sense of mute

Sense 1
muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down -- (deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping)
       => soften -- (make (images or sounds) soft or softer)

Antonyms of adj mute

2 senses of mute

Sense 1
mute, tongueless, unspoken, wordless -- (expressed without speech; "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)

INDIRECT (VIA inarticulate) -> articulate -- (expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings")

Sense 2
dumb, mute, silent -- (unable to speak because of hereditary deafness)

INDIRECT (VIA inarticulate) -> articulate -- (expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings")

Similarity of adj mute

2 senses of mute

Sense 1
mute, tongueless, unspoken, wordless -- (expressed without speech; "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)
       => inarticulate (vs. articulate), unarticulate -- (without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry")

Sense 2
dumb, mute, silent -- (unable to speak because of hereditary deafness)
       => inarticulate (vs. articulate), unarticulate -- (without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry")

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