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    muted glare

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I shiver in my jacket, straining my eyes to see the muted glare of the sun dying behind the thick, bristly trees.

    Knowing one of the likely interpretations of “mute” namely “lacking the power or faculty of speech” I ventured to suggest a most likely in my humble opinion interpretation of the expression in question.

    muted glare = moody glare/ lower glare


    V.
    Last edited by vil; 24-Jul-2011 at 12:41.

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    Re: muted glare

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post



    Knowing one of the likely interpretations of “mute” namely “lacking the power or faculty of speech” I ventured to suggest a most likely in my humble opinion interpretation of the expression in question.

    muted glare = moody glare/ lower glare


    V.
    Mind: it's muteD, not mute, it's a different word, an adjective meaning "soft, not bright". See Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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    Re: muted glare

    mute v.tr. 1 deaden, muffle,or soften the sound of (a thing, esp. a musical instrument). 2 a tone down, makes less intense. b (as muted adj.) (of colours, etc) subdued ( a muted green). Concise Oxford Dictionary

    2b it is.

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