English version

mute in Music topic

mutemute3 noun [countable]  1 APMa small piece of metal, rubber etc that you place over or into a musical instrument to make it sound softer2 MI old-fashionedSAY# someone who cannot speak deaf mute
Examples from the Corpus
muteIn the loud, unending human chorus of the Bowery, who besides a mute could have gained that title for himself?Hollywood will always need a good mute.Trumpet players in dance bands possess many different sorts of mutes with a corresponding number of resultant timbres.Southgate and Mandeville, their two mutes behind them, travelled at the head of the procession, whispering to each other.