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  • v  deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  • s  in a softened tone
    muted trumpets
  • s  being or made softer or less loud or clear
    muted trumpets

  • But in Asia, the initial reception to Kingston was mutedeven negative.
  • The fist bump's precursor, the low- and high-fives, originated in the 1950s, again mostly among athletes, who deemed handshakes too muted and formal for celebrating teamwork and .
  • Instead, Washington's response to the trial in Afghanistan of Abdul Rahman has been rather muted.
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  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • David Howell in Munster Times
    I was chatting with my caddie, and we were discussing how muted the atmosphere was,David Howell said. "But very pleasant."
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal in Bay Area Indymedia
    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...

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