muffled muffled  /ˈmə fəld/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) being or made softer or less loud or clear
  2. (adj) wrapped up especially for protection or secrecy

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The 98 displays, each by a different designer, ranged in effect from the muffled look of the '90s to the bare look of tiger-skin days.
  2. At first, the only signs of life are the smoke of cooking fires seeping through thatched roofs and the muffled clatter of food being prepared.
  3. The voice was muffled, labored, weak--as you might expect from a man who has spent the past four years on the run.

News

  1. Closing Print 6.20.2013

    Wham Bam Thank You...The S&P has finally given up...   It has been an absolute washout with one big sell program after another kicking in all day. Though the roar of the pit was muffled compared to the ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: MrTopStep.com via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Exploring Big Island, where three rivers meet

    The Big Island Circumnavigation Expedition took to a seldom-seen wilderness and exposed schoolchildren to the beauty and power of nature. by Chris Staudinger, Mark Peoples and John Ruskey Several thousand white-beaked coots covered the water when we arrived at the landing at the silky cusp of nightfall. When we shoved off, they did too, with wings over the water that sounded like muffled ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Arkansas Times

  3. O'BRIEN: Bumbling beauty queens don't represent all contestants - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    On the list of things to watch Sunday night, "The Miss USA Pageant" was way down the list. With the NBA Finals and College World Series on, who needed beauty queens? Watching LeBron James cry about non-calls and listening to the muffled "ping" of aluminum bats trumped the evening gown competition.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

Quotes

  1. That girl of 20 didn't know what all she was in for until after she had marched down that aisle, she writes; couldn't imagine ahead of time what Brown calls "the oldness, the coldness, the deadness of royal life, its muffled misogyny, its whispering...
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: Tina Brown Source: Milford Daily News

  2. "This muffled threat felt by so many people in our old European nations, rightly or wrongly, weighs on their identity," Sarkozy added. "We must all speak about this together, out of fear that, if it is kept hidden, this sentiment could end up...
    on Dec 8, 2009 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Washington Post

  3. "For me? No. Somebody has their hand over the clock, so it's muffled big-time for me," Dawkins said.
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Brian Dawkins Source: Philadelphia Daily News

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