1. noun. A term referring
to a mute person, someone
suffering from muteness, a speech disorder which some individuals have. For one or more reasons, they are unable
out without the help
of certain utilities.
2. verb. A verb describing the action to (usually) disable the sound on something, like a television, as well as disabling someone
from communicating, for example in chat channels on the Internet.
1. That person over there
is mute, he is unable to talk.
mute the sound on the television for a moment, I am talking on the phone.
2. Do you remember that person from the chat
yesterday who kept spam
ming obscene words? I believe she was muted
by a moderator.