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mute(
myut
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (silent)
a. mudo
June was in love with Dan, but became mute whenever she was around him.June estaba enamorada de Dan, pero se quedaba muda siempre que estaba cerca de él.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(medicine)
a. mudo
Danny is so shy that the other kids in school thought he was mute.Danny es tan tímido que los otros niños de la escuela creían que era mudo.
3. (linguistics)
a. mudo
You need to remember that the letter "h" is mute in the word "hambre."Tienes que acordarte que la letra hache en la palabra "hambre" es muda.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(medicine)
a. el mudo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la muda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The members of the king's retinue were all mutes.Los miembros del séquito del rey eran todos mudos.
5. (music)
a. la sordina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Rafael put a mute in his trumpet so as not to disturb the neighbors while he practiced.Rafael colocó una sordina en su trompeta para no molestar a los vecinos mientras practicaba.
6. (volume setting)
a. el silencio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The phone rang and Silvia put the TV on mute.El teléfono sonó y Silvia puso la tele en silencio.
b. el mute
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Would you put the television on mute until that loud commercial is over?¿Puedes poner el televisor en mute hasta que pase ese comercial tan ruidoso?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
7. (to add a damper or sordine)
a. ponerle sordina
Maynard muted the trumpet because he was afraid he would play too loud.Maynard le puso sordina a la trompeta porque temía tocar demasiado fuerte.
8. (to turn off the sound)
a. silenciar
If you press the "M" key, you'll silence this track.Si aprietas la tecla "M", silenciarás esta pista.
b. mutear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I can't hear you. Check if you accidentally silenced the microphone.No te escucho. Fíjate si muteaste el micrófono sin querer.
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mute
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (person)
a. el mudo(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la mudo(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (music)
a. la sordina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (silent)
a. mudo(a)
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mute [mjuːt]
adjective
mudo
to become mute enmudecer; with H mute con hache muda
noun
1 (person) mudoamuda (m) (f);a muda
2 (Mús) sordina (f)
3 (Ling) letra (f) muda
transitive verb
(Mús) poner sordina a; [+noise] amortiguar; [+feelings etc] acallar;
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