muted


muted
adj.
VERBS
be, seem, sound
remain
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

Their reaction to the news was somewhat muted.

relatively
a little, slightly, etc.
curiously, strangely, surprisingly
Muted is used with these nouns: ↑applause, ↑colour, ↑response, ↑shade, ↑tone, ↑trombone, ↑trumpet, ↑voice

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • muted — adj. 1. same as {quiet}; as, the muted atmosphere of a church. Opposite of {noisy}. Syn: hushed. [WordNet 1.5] 2. softened; rendered less loud or harsh; of sounds and instruments which produce sounds; as, muted trumpets. Syn: dull, muffled,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muted — (adj.) 1861, in reference to musical instruments, pp. adjective from MUTE (Cf. mute) (v.). Figuratively by 1879. Of colors by 1939. Related: mutedness …   Etymology dictionary

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  • muted — adjective 1 muted criticism/support/response etc criticism etc that is not expressed strongly: At first, criticism of the war was fairly muted. 2 quieter than usual: We could hear the muted cries of newspaper sellers in the street outside. 3 a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • muted — mut|ed [ mjutəd ] adjective not as strong or extreme as usual: Initial public reaction has been muted. a. not as loud as usual: the muted sound of distant thunder b. not as bright or colorful as usual: A muted light came from the second story …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • muted — [[t]mju͟ːtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Muted colours are soft and gentle, not bright and strong. He likes sombre, muted colours she likes bright colours... The muted greens of the far pasture …   English dictionary

  • muted — UK [ˈmjuːtɪd] / US [ˈmjutəd] adjective not as strong or extreme as usual Initial public reaction has been muted. a) not as bright or colourful as usual A muted light came from the second storey. b) not as loud as usual the muted sound of distant… …   English dictionary

  • muted — /ˈmjutəd/ (say myoohtuhd) adjective 1. low in intensity: muted colours; muted sounds. 2. restrained: a muted response …   Australian English dictionary

  • muted — adjective 1) the muted hum of traffic Syn: muffled, faint, indistinct, quiet, soft, low 2) muted colors Syn: subdued, pastel, delicate, subtle, understated, restrained …   Thesaurus of popular words


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