A button that can be pressed to temporarily halt the sound on a television, telephone, remote, or other apparatus.
- The dealer had to quickly press the mute button on his phone so the customer couldn't hear his roars of laughter.
- Yawning, Seth grabbed the remote and pressed the mute button.
- She inched again towards the television and pressed the mute button.
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