Definition of persona muta in English:

persona muta

noun

Theatre
  • A non-speaking role, character, or actor.

Origin

Early 18th century. From post-classical Latin persona muta (in classical Latin as mūta persōna, in fig. use in Cicero) from classical Latin persōna character, role + mūta, feminine of mūtus silent.

Pronunciation

persona muta

/pəˌsəʊnə ˈm(j)uːtə/