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muted (adj.)

by 1840, in reference to musical instruments, past-participle adjective from mute (v.). Figuratively by 1879. Of colors by 1905. Related: mutedness.

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Definitions of muted

muted (adj.)
in a softened tone;
muted trumpets
Synonyms: hushed / subdued / quiet
muted (adj.)
being or made softer or less loud or clear;
muted trumpets
Synonyms: dull / muffled / softened
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