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mute button Line breaks: mute but¦ton

Definition of mute button in English:

noun

A device on a telephone that the caller can press to prevent themselves from being heard by the person to whom they are speaking.
Example sentences
  • 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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