muf·​fler ˈmə-flər How to pronounce muffler (audio)
: a scarf worn around the neck
: something that hides or disguises
: a device to deaden noise
especially : one forming part of the exhaust system of an automotive vehicle
mufflered adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Investigators later found an exhaust muffler on a Waukesha resident's property. Quinn Clark, Journal Sentinel, 19 Oct. 2022 The driver was also charged with drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, no license plate lights and loud muffler. John Benson, cleveland, 27 Dec. 2022 In an effort to reduce neighborhood noise pollution, the Municipality of Anchorage is increasing its fines for noisy vehicles that violate the city rules on exhaust and muffler systems. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Dec. 2022 There's not even so much as a muffler clamp to deal with. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, 22 Dec. 2022 The owner of a muffler shop in Denver said his shop has manufactured and installed as many as 1,000 shields that are welded into cars to protect catalytic converters, CBS Colorado reported last week. CBS News, 4 Nov. 2022 This can be done at a muffler shop or at a local NICB catalytic converter event. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 22 Sep. 2022 The part is located between the engine and the muffler. The Indianapolis Star, 20 Sep. 2022 The bell will then be rung again after the end of the minute of silence, according to a statement from Parliament, with a muffler being used to produce a quieter tone. Sean Nevin, NBC News, 18 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of muffler was circa 1536

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Cite this Entry

“Muffler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


muf·​fler ˈməf-lər How to pronounce muffler (audio)
: a scarf worn to protect the neck
: something that deadens noises
especially : a device attached to the exhaust system of an automobile
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