Muffled



[muhf-uh l] /ˈmʌf əl/

verb (used with object), muffled, muffling.
1.
to wrap with something to deaden or prevent sound:
to muffle drums.
2.
to deaden (sound) by wrappings or other means.
3.
to wrap or envelop in a cloak, shawl, coat, etc., especially to keep warm or protect the face and neck (often followed by up):
Muffle up the children before they go out.
4.
to wrap (oneself) in a garment or other covering:
muffled in silk.
5.
to alter temporarily the profile of (a plaster mold) in order to run a base coat of plaster that will later be covered by a finish coat having the true profile.
noun
6.
something that muffles.
7.
muffled sound.
8.
an oven or arched chamber in a furnace or kiln, used for heating substances without direct contact with the fire.
/ˈmʌfəl/
verb (transitive)
1.
(often foll by up) to wrap up (the head) in a scarf, cloak, etc, esp for warmth
2.
to deaden (a sound or noise), esp by wrapping
3.
to prevent (the expression of something) by (someone)
noun
4.
something that muffles
5.
a kiln with an inner chamber for firing porcelain, enamel, etc, at a low temperature
/ˈmʌfəl/
noun
1.
the fleshy hairless part of the upper lip and nose in ruminants and some rodents
v.

early 15c., “to cover or wrap (something) to conceal or protect,” perhaps from Middle French mofler “to stuff,” from Old French moufle “thick glove, muff” (cf. Old French enmoufle “wrapped up”); see muff (n.). Meaning “wrap something up to deaden sound” first recorded 1761. Related: Muffled; muffling.
n.

“thing that muffles,” 1560s, from muffle (v.).

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