a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument
a deaf person who is unable to speak
unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
expressed without speech; "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded"; "unspoken grief"; "choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe
pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad"
perform on a certain location; "The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16"; "She has been playing on Broadway for years"
a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
behave in a certain way; "play safe"; "play it safe"; "play fair"
exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; "play a hooked fish"
be performed or presented for public viewing; "What's playing in the local movie theater?"; "`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years"
a preset plan of action in team sports; "the coach drew up the plays for her team"
be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way; "This speech didn't play well with the American public"; "His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee"