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

Examples of muffler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Motorcycles are required to have a muffler and should use headlights in the daytime. Abigail Celaya, The Arizona Republic, 15 June 2024 Julian hopes the fines will be enough to deter motorists from installing illicit aftermarket mufflers that produce an illegally loud level of noise and offer the police a new method of cracking down on violators. Alison Cross, Hartford Courant, 28 May 2024 Neighbors believed the suspect was wearing a hoodie and drove a pickup truck that had a loud muffler. Charmaine Patterson, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 Under a nearly moonless night sky, a red, 20-year-old Dodge pickup truck with a bad muffler pulled away from the white house. Photographs Todd Heisler, New York Times, 19 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for muffler 

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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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“Muffler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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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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