étouffé

adjective
étouf·​fé | \ ¦āˌtü¦fā \

Definition of étouffé

: stifled, smothered used especially of a damping or muting of the tone on a stringed instrument (such as the harp)

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History and Etymology for étouffé

French, from past participle of étouffer to stifle, smother, mute, from Middle French estouffer to smother, suffocate

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“étouffé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9touff%C3%A9. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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