muf·​fler | \ ˈmə-flər How to pronounce muffler (audio) \

Definition of muffler

1a : a scarf worn around the neck
b : something that hides or disguises
2 : a device to deaden noise especially : one forming part of the exhaust system of an automotive vehicle

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Other Words from muffler

mufflered \ ˈmə-​flərd How to pronounce mufflered (audio) \ adjective

Examples of muffler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exhaust note from the two-into-one muffler with two exits is pleasantly raspy on the over-run — sociable but still audible. Joe Michaud, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ready for an adventure?," 16 Aug. 2020 The driver was cited for drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, loud muffler and unsafe vehicle. John Benson, cleveland, "Loud Echo leads police to marijuana: North Royalton Police Blotter," 20 May 2020 Although the new Supra wears the same muffler as before, the exhaust note is a touch more adult-like, as the new engine and engine calibration have quieted the crackle-and-pop theatrics that last year's model played from its twin tailpipes. David Beard, Car and Driver, "One Year in, the 2021 Toyota Supra Adds Power, Chassis Tweaks, and a New Special Edition," 13 May 2020 For instance, take the exhaust system—the muffler, headpipe and tailpipe, plus the catalytic converter. Stef Schrader, Popular Mechanics, "How To Fix Those Annoying Suspension Clunks and Rattles," 25 Apr. 2020 As a former SFJazz trustee, Mailer Anderson drove the fundraising charge for the dazzling $64 million center — the nation’s first stand-alone jazz concert hall and education lab — built atop the bones of a Hayes Valley muffler garage. Catherine Bigelow,, "SFJazz Gala sings the praises of Mavis Staples," 4 Feb. 2020 The animal kingdom also makes a cameo: Eton’s blue-and-white number sports cartoonish pandas and racoons, while at K. Javani, beaded golden flies with shades of Elsa Schiaparelli alight on a cashmere muffler. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "11 Unconventional Scarves to Get You Through the Rest of Winter," 28 Jan. 2020 The lapin mufflers retail at $2,500 and the lapin bracelets at $1,050 each. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner Goes From Snow Bunny to Snow Vixen in Winter Wonderland," 6 Dec. 2019 Drug paraphernalia: Center Road A man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop for a loud muffler at 11:22 p.m. Sept. 4. Brian Lisik,, "Police arrest man found sleeping in car at dealership: Brunswick Police Blotter," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of muffler

circa 1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of muffler was circa 1536

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“Muffler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of muffler

US : a device that is attached to the engine of a vehicle to make it quieter
: a piece of cloth worn around your neck to keep it warm


muf·​fler | \ ˈmə-flər How to pronounce muffler (audio) \

Kids Definition of muffler

1 : a scarf for the neck
2 : a device to deaden the noise of an engine (as of an automobile)

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