[syn: dull, muffled, muted, softened]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
muted \muted\ adj.
1. same as quiet; as, the muted atmosphere of a church.
Opposite of noisy.
2. softened; rendered less loud or harsh; -- of sounds and
instruments which produce sounds; as, muted trumpets.
Syn: dull, muffled, softened.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a
subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand" [syn: hushed,
muted, subdued, quiet]
2: being or made softer or less loud or clear; "the dull boom of
distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises
of the street"; "muted trumpets" [syn: dull, muffled,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
105 Moby Thesaurus words for "muted":
accented, alveolar, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental,
articulated, assimilated, back, barytone, bated, bilabial, blind,
broad, cacuminal, central, cerebral, checked, close, consonant,
consonantal, continuant, damped, dampened, dead, deadened, dental,
dim, dissimilated, dorsal, dull, dulled, flat, front, glide,
glossal, glottal, guttural, hard, heavy, high, intonated, labial,
labiodental, labiovelar, lackluster, lateral, lax, light, lingual,
liquid, low, lusterless, mat, mid, monophthongal, muffled, narrow,
nasal, nasalized, occlusive, open, oxytone, palatal, palatalized,
pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pitch,
pitched, posttonic, retroflex, rounded, semivowel, smothered, soft,
softened, sonant, sordo, stifled, stopped, stressed, strong,
subdued, surd, syllabic, tense, thick, throaty, tonal, tonic,
twangy, unaccented, unrounded, unstressed, velar, vocalic, vocoid,
voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, weak, wide