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Mute, subst. one that is silent; a dumb spectator: “are but --s or audience to this act,” Hml. V, 2, 346. In Turkey a dumb officer acting as executioner: “be you his eunuch, and your m. I'll be: when my tongue blabs, then let mine eyes not see,” Tw. I, 2, 62. “or else our grave, like Turkish m., shall have a tongueless mouth,” H5 I, 2, 232. “that thou wilt be a voluntary m. to my design,” Cymb. III, 5, 158.
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