Media Me"di*a, n., pl. of Medium., Media Me"di*a, n.; pl. Medi[ae] (-[=e]). [NL., fr. L. medius middle.] (Phonetics) One of the sonant mutes [beta], [delta], [gamma] (b, d, g), in Greek, or of their equivalents in other languages, so named as intermediate between the tenues, [pi], [tau], [kappa] (p, t, k), and the aspirat[ae] (aspirates) [phi], [theta], [chi] (ph or f, th, ch). Also called middle mute, or medial, and sometimes soft mute.