To silence, to make quiet.
(now rare) Of a bird: to defecate. [from 15th c.]
- to refuse to plead guilty or not guilty
Other Word Forms of Mute
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Mute
- stand mute
Origin of Mute
From Anglo-Norman muet, moet, Middle French muet, from mu (“dumb, mute") + -et, remodelled after Latin mÅ«tus.
Middle English muet from Old French from diminutive of mu from Latin mūtus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French muetir, probably a shortened form of esmeutir, ultimately from Proto-Germanic.
Latin mutare (“to change").
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