ADJECTIVE: Unable to speak. Mute was the most common way of describing a deaf person in the nineteenth century. In reference to people who are unable to speak, mute and deaf-mute are now often considered objectionable.
expressed without speech; especially because words would be inappropriate or inadequate; "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded"; "unspoken grief"; "choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe
A device used to muffle the sound of a string or brass instrument. String players place mutes on top of the bridge on their instrument in order to lessen the vibrations of the strings; brass players place the mute in the bell or opening of their instrument to deaden the sound as it escapes.
Muting one or more lines means surpressing the sound from that source, either because its noise level is unacceptable or determine which participant(s) are allowed to talk over the conference bridge at any given time. Participants may mute and unmute their own lines, while Moderators and Operators may mute or unmute all lines.
To silence. Commonly refers to a feature on larger mixers where a button (switch) on a channel will silence (turn off) the input source (microphone, tape playback, etc.). Used so that fader and auxiliary sends (post-mute) can be turned off without having to turn down the control (fader or rotary knob) and lose the settings. Some wireless microphone transmitters have a mute switch which silences the microphone but leaves the power on to keep the reciever locked-onto the transmitted signal.
A button available on the XBox Live communicator interface which disables a players microphone. Should be used (but isn't) when players are putting on (or taking off) their headset to avoid annoying other players in a session lobby. Can also refer to the act of muting an annoying player via the Friends list functionality of XBox Live.
Used as a verb, to " mute a channel" means to turn off the audio for that channel. Used as a noun, " mutes" are the buttons which turn off a particular channel. Mutes are usually non-destructive, though not always. Mutes are often automated as part of mixer automation systems.
a control that interrupts ("mutes") the flow of a signal. For example, during a mixing session, a console with muting would allow the engineer to silence a noisy guitar track during a quiet introduction and activate it just before the guitar part begins. Some mixers offer the ability to automate mutes.
To converse with a mute in your dreams, foretells that unusual crosses in your life will fit you for higher positions, which will be tendered you. To dream that you are a mute, portends calamities and unjust persecution.
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MUTE is a secure, anonymous, distributed communications framework. Node-to-node connections are encrypted, and messages are routed using an ant-inspired algorithm. The first MUTE-based app supports anonymous file sharing.
The MUTE Network (or MUTE-net) is a peer-to-peer and friend-to-friend file sharing network developed with anonymity in mind. The MUTE client is open source software released under the GNU General Public License and includes support for the Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows computer operating systems.
Refers to blocking the broadcast of audio during a conference call. A participant or host can "self-mute" themselves with a 4* from the telephone keypad. A host can also mute his or her entire participant group with a 1* from their telephone keypad.
A Mute is an enforced punishment which removes a player's ability to talk either in the game, the forums or both. These are applied when a player has broken the Rules of Conduct. See here if you want more information. See also Rules of Conduct.