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Meaning of MUM

Pronunciation:  mum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  secrecy; "mum's the word"
  2. [n]  informal terms for a mother
  3. [n]  of China
  4. [adj]  failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to; "the witness remained silent"
 

MUM is a 3 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: Chrysanthemum morifolium, Dendranthema grandifloruom, florist's chrysanthemum, florists' chrysanthemum, incommunicative, ma, mama, mamma, mammy, mater, mom, momma, mommy, mummy, silent, uncommunicative
 
 See Also: chrysanthemum, female parent, mother, secrecy, secretiveness, silence

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mum\, a. [Of imitative origin. Cf. {Mumble}.]
    Silent; not speaking. --Thackeray.
    
          The citizens are mum, and speak not a word. --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Mum\, interj.
    Be silent! Hush!
    
          Mum, then, and no more.                  --Shak.
    
    
  3. \Mum\, n.
    Silence. [R.] --Hudibras.
    
    
  4. \Mum\, n. [G. mummere, fr. Christian Mumme, who first brewed
    it in 1492.]
    A sort of strong beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany.
    --Addison.
    
          The clamorous crowd is hushed with mugs of mum. --Pope.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: anaudic, aphasic, aphonic, breathless, brief, brusque, close, closemouthed, close-tongued, concise, curt, dumb, dumbfounded, dumbstricken, dumbstruck, economical of words, inarticulate, indisposed to talk, laconic, ma, mam, mama, mammy, mater, mom, mommy, mummy, mute, old woman, quiet, short, silent, snug, sparing of words, speechless, stricken dumb, taciturn, terse, tight-lipped, tongueless, tongue-tied, unloquacious, untalkative, voiceless, word-bound, wordless
 

 

 

 

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