Examples of muffle in a Sentence
They tried to muffle the noise.
I could hear their muffled voices from the next room.
Recent Examples of muffle from the Web
Who can't identify with supporting the people whose voices are muffled in a culture still dominated by white males?
For example, if the viewer is outdoors in the snow, sound will be muffled.
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Origin and Etymology of muffle
Middle English muflen
First Known Use: 15th century
MUFFLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of muffle for English Language Learners
: 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
MUFFLE Defined for Kids
Definition of muffle for Students
1 : to deaden the sound of muffle a cry
2 : to wrap up so as to hide or protect muffled in a coat
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