Mute – A device attached to a musical instrument which changes the instruments tone quality or lowers its volume
To remember what mute means, use the following mnemonic:
The mutant (mute) stuffed things into his trumpet to reduce the volume and change the tone.
Examples of mute in a sentence
The trumpet player used a mute.
The brass section could play more subtly when they each used a mute.
A mute was used for all but one song.