un·​muf·​fle ˌən-ˈmə-fəl How to pronounce unmuffle (audio)
unmuffled; unmuffling; unmuffles

transitive verb

: to free from something that muffles

Examples of unmuffle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one regional office of the outsourcing company Tech Mahindra, an employee said agents removed face masks and shields — a requirement in the Philippines — to breathe or unmuffle themselves on long calls. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'unmuffle.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmuffle was in 1579

Dictionary Entries Near unmuffle

Cite this Entry

“Unmuffle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmuffle. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


un·​muf·​fle ˌən-ˈməf-əl How to pronounce unmuffle (audio)
: to free from something that muffles

More from Merriam-Webster on unmuffle

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!