muffle muffle  /ˈmə fəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature
  2. (v) conceal or hide
  3. (v) deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

Usage(s):

  1. They maneuvered the girl in the direction of the parking lot, picked her up and carried her to the backseat of Uday's car, covering her mouth to muffle her screams.
  2. The chair umpire did not penalize Larcher de Brito, choosing instead to ask her during a changeover to muffle her cries.
  3. He had forgotten to bring his spurs and a cloth to muffle his oarlocks.

News

  • Move over, Cronut! It's time for the Townie

    The Cronut, the Duffin, the Muffle. Are these characters you somehow overlooked in the last Harry Potter novel? Nope! They are the latest craze to hit bakeries and pastry shops across the globe. With crazy lines in New York City and even scalpers trying to score a Cronut (a mix between a croissant and doughnut) bakers are jumping on the hybrid pastry bandwagon, thinking outside the dough and com ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. Paul recalled, "The [hollow-body] guitar wasn't loud enough. I had problems with feedback and vibrating. I filled the guitar up with dirty socks, shorts and anything that would muffle the sound. It didn't work. But I found damaged railroad track by...
    on May 6, 2007 By: Les Paul Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  2. "This is politics of revenge to muffle the voice of Hindus in India," said general secretary Praveen Togadia. "With the arrest of the great pontiff the authorities have declared open war on the Hindu religion."
    on Nov 11, 2004 By: Pravin Togadia Source: BBC News

  3. Reviewing "The Bastard of Istanbul" in The Washington Post, Barry Unsworth wrote, "Irritation at the way the author seems sometimes to muffle up or undermine her own meanings is compounded with regret by the fact that a lot of the time the...
    on Feb 9, 2007 By: Barry Unsworth Source: New York Times

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