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Definition of "muted" []

  • Muffled; indistinct: a muted voice. (adjective)
  • Mute or subdued; softened: muted colors. (adjective)
  • Music Produced by or provided with a mute. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "muted" in a sentence
  • "EBay's earnings were buoyed by the performance of its PayPal service, but overall results were again muted by its core marketplace unit."
  • "EBay Inc. 's quarterly earnings were buoyed by the strong performance of its PayPal online-payments service, but the e-commerce giant's overall results were once again muted by its core marketplace unit."
  • "But here I am, suggesting in muted horror from the safety of my desk that you watch the videos."