muted muted  /ˈmju tɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) in a softened tone
  2. (adj) being or made softer or less loud or clear

Usage(s):

  1. Instead, Washington's response to the trial in Afghanistan of Abdul Rahman has been rather muted.
  2. But in Asia, the initial reception to Kingston was mutedeven negative.
  3. Whether the rage was muted or explosive, Heston was surely a movie Colossus, made to be seen on the wide screens that proliferated in the 50s.

News

  1. 'Unusually Protracted' Slowdown Drags World Markets

    The World Bank expects muted global growth led by the developing world in the remainder of 2013, the bank said Wednesday in its Global Economic Prospects report.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: HispanicBusiness.com

  2. Gomez, Markey Spar In 2nd Mass. U.S. Senate Debate

    Despite the more muted tone, the two still clashed on everything from tax policy to the National Security Agency's collection of billions of Americans' phone and Internet records.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WBUR Boston

  3. UK Wage Growth Remains Muted, Unemployment Falls

    UK Wage Growth Remains Muted, Unemployment Falls
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. "This holiday season, their families celebrate with a joy that is muted knowing that a loved one is absent, and sometimes in danger," Obama said in the message, set to air Saturday morning. "In towns and cities across America, there is an...
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I was chatting with my caddie, and we were discussing how muted the atmosphere was," David Howell said. "But very pleasant."
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: David Howell Source: Munster Times

  3. Mumia Abu-Jamal writes today, "The muted public response to the mass murder of MOVE members has set the stage for acceptable state violence against radicals, against blacks, and against all deemed socially unacceptable. : The twisted mentalities at...
    on May 11, 2007 By: Mumia Abu-Jamal Source: Bay Area Indymedia

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