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mute

 [mūt]
1. unable or unwilling to speak, such as because of deafness.
2. to muffle or soften a sound.

mute

(myūt),
1. Unable or unwilling to speak.
2. A person who does not have the faculty of speech.
[L. mutus]

mute

(mūt)
1. unable to speak.
2. to muffle or soften a sound.

mute

(myo͞ot)
adj. muter, mutest
1. Refraining from producing speech or vocal sound.
2.
a. Offensive Unable to speak.
b. Unable to vocalize, as certain animals.
n.
Offensive One who is incapable of speech.

mute′ly adv.
mute′ness n.

mute

(myūt)
1. Unable or unwilling to speak.
2. A person who does not have the faculty of speech.
[L. mutus]
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Wiener Walzer, a son of Dynaformer, battled on to score by a length and a quarter from Sordino, Toughness Danon and Eliot, who were divided by two necks.
The senza sordino markings at the beginning of the Sinfonia's 3/4 section, for example, printed in roman typeface in the violins but italic in the v iola, are not present in any of the parts in source A, although they do make sense given the forte added at this point by Georg Michael.
Chapter 6 (with the exception of a final section on improvisation that would more appropriately have been included in chapter 8) concerns "special effects": dynamics, harmonics, pizzicato, scordatura, con sordino, sul ponticello, vibrato, and portamento; of these, the last two differ from the others in that they are usually treated as ornaments in the methods.