French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Middle French mut, muet, from Old French mu, mut, mui, from Latin mūtus, of Proto-Indo-European origin.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /mɥɛ/, /my.ɛ/
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Adjective edit

muet (feminine muette, masculine plural muets, feminine plural muettes)

  1. dumb (unable to talk)
  2. silent, mute, unspeaking
  3. (phonetics) silent, unvoiced, unspoken
    « Le » et « la » deviennent « l’ » devant une voyelle ou un « h » muet.
    Le and la become l' before a vowel or a silent "h".

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Noun edit

muet m (plural muets, feminine muette)

  1. mute (person who does not have the power of speech)

Further reading edit

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Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Anglo-Norman muet; sometimes influenced by Latin mūtus.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmiu̯ɛt/, /ˈmiu̯t/

Adjective edit


  1. Temporarily unable to speak (due to strong emotions or secrecy)
  2. (rare) Mute; unable to speak or incapable of speech.
  3. (rare) Silent; tending not to make noise.

Descendants edit

  • English: mute
  • Scots: mute

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Norman edit

Etymology edit

From Old French mu, from Latin mūtus.

Adjective edit

muet m

  1. (Jersey) mute

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