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
deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument
a deaf person who is unable to speak
employ in a game or in a specific position; "They played him on first base"
activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"
perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
use or move; "I had to play my queen"
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; "Let's play like I am mommy"; "Play cowboy and Indians"
shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night"
gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"