What does the word mute mean?

Usage examples for mute

  1. Their master remained mute as the dead, and I trembled. – Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross
  2. He lifted one brow as he jerked his head upward in a mute signal to Drew. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  3. He stands holding her hands, looking at her, at the mute, infinite misery in her eyes. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming