Mum

Definition of Mum

a.1.Silent; not speaking; as, to keep mum.
The citizens are mum, and speak not a word.
- Shak.
mum's the word
keep this a secret; don't tell anybody.
interj.1.Be silent! Hush!
Mum, then, and no more.
- Shak.
n.1.Silence.
1.A sort of strong beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany.
The clamorous crowd is hushed with mugs of mum.
- Pope.

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anaudic, aphasic, aphonic, breathless, brief, brusque, close, close-tongued, closemouthed, concise, curt, dumb, dumbfounded, dumbstricken, dumbstruck, economical of words, inarticulate, indisposed to talk, laconic, ma, mam, mama, mammy, mater, mom, mommy, mummy, old woman, short, snug, sparing of words, speechless, stricken dumb, taciturn, terse, tight-lipped, tongue-tied, tongueless, unloquacious, untalkative, voiceless, word-bound, wordless
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