muffle


muf·fle

verb \ˈmə-fəl\

: to make (a sound) quieter : to decrease the noise made by (something)

: to wrap or cover (someone or something) in clothing or cloth for warmth or protection

muf·fledmuf·fling \ˈmə-f(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of MUFFLE

transitive verb
1
:  to wrap up so as to conceal or protect :  envelop
2
obsolete :  blindfold
3
a :  to wrap or pad with something to dull the sound <muffle the oarlocks>
b :  to deaden the sound of
4
:  keep down, suppress <muffled her anger>

Examples of MUFFLE

  1. They tried to muffle the noise.
  2. I could hear their muffled voices from the next room.

Origin of MUFFLE

Middle English muflen
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with MUFFLE

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