[muhf-ler] /ˈmʌf lər/

a scarf worn around one’s neck for warmth.
any of various devices for deadening sound, as the sound of escaping gases of an internal-combustion engine.
anything used for sound.
Armor. a mittenlike glove worn with a mail hauberk.
a thick scarf, collar, etc
(US & Canadian) any device designed to reduce noise, esp the tubular device containing baffle plates in the exhaust system of a motor vehicle Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) silencer
something that muffles

1530s as a kind of wrap for the throat, agent noun from muffle (v.); as an automobile exhaust system silencer, it is attested from 1895.

(Isa. 3:19), veils, light and tremulous. Margin, “spangled ornaments.”


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