muted
muted 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, softened. [WordNet 1.5]


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