muffled


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muf·fle 1

 (mŭf′əl)
tr.v. muf·fled, muf·fling, muf·fles
1. To wrap up, as in a blanket or shawl, for warmth, protection, or secrecy.
2.
a. To wrap or pad in order to deaden the sound: muffled the drums.
b. To deaden (a sound): The sand muffled the hoofbeats.
3. To make vague or obscure: "His message was so muffled by learning and 'artiness'" (Walter Blair).
4. To repress; stifle.
n.
1. Something that muffles.
2. A kiln or part of a kiln in which pottery can be fired without being exposed to direct flame.

[Middle English muflen, possibly from Old French mofler, to stuff, from mofle, glove; see muff2.]

muf·fle 2

 (mŭf′əl)
n.
The hairless snout of certain ruminants, such as moose.

[French mufle, perhaps blend of moufle, chubby face (from Old French; see muff2) and museau, muzzle (from Old French musel; see muzzle).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.muffled - being or made softer or less loud or clear; "the dull boom of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets"
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
2.muffled - wrapped up especially for protection or secrecy; "children muffled almost to the eyebrows"
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"

muffled

adjective indistinct, suppressed, subdued, dull, faint, dim, muted, strangled, stifled She heard a muffled cough behind her.
Translations

muffled

[ˈmʌfld] ADJ
1. (= deadened) [sound, shot, cry, sob] → sordo, apagado; [voice] → apagado
2. (= warmly wrapped) → envuelto, abrigado
children muffled up in scarves and woolly hatsniños envueltos or abrigados con bufandas y gorros de lana
3. (= covered) [oars, drum, hooves] → enfundado (para amortiguar el ruido)

muffled

adj sound, voice etcgedämpft; shoutserstickt; drum, bells, oarsumwickelt; a muffled conversationeine Unterhaltung in gedämpftem Ton

muffled

[ˈmʌfld] adj (sound) → attutito/a, smorzato/a
References in classic literature ?
But knockers may be muffled for other purposes than those of mere utilitarianism, as, in the present instance, was clearly shown.
It seemed A muffled march of soldiers hurriedly Sped to the night attack with muffled mouths, When no command is heard, only the tramp Of men and horses onward.
The fuss and bustle were disturbing; then when the train had started, she could not help listening to the noises; then the snow beating on the left window and sticking to the pane, and the sight of the muffled guard passing by, covered with snow on one side, and the conversations about the terrible snowstorm raging outside, distracted her attention.
She understood French imperfectly unless directly addressed, and the voices were only part of the other drowsy, muffled sounds lulling her senses.
whispered Rose, as the little troop marched slowly by to the muffled roll of the drums, every flag and sword held low, all the little heads uncovered, and the childish faces very sober as the leafy shadows flickered over them.
An unwearied pall of cloud muffled the whole expanse of sky from zenith to horizon.
And the people - ah, the people - They that dwell up in the steeple, All alone, And who, tolling, tolling, tolling, In that muffled monotone, Feel a glory in so rolling On the human heart a stone - They are neither man nor woman - They are neither brute nor human - They are Ghouls: - And their king it is who tolls: - And he rolls, rolls, rolls, rolls, Rolls
A measured, muffled snore issued from Aunt Polly's chamber.
Softly the door swung open to admit the muffled figure of the Swede.
A muffled silence reigned, only broken at times by the shrieks of the storm.
But that Woodman and that Farmer, though they work unceasingly, work silently, and no one heard them as they went about with muffled tread: the rather, forasmuch as to entertain any suspicion that they were awake, was to be atheistical and traitorous.
In the forest the harness bells sounded yet more muffled than they had done six weeks before, for now all was thick, shady, and dense, and the young firs dotted about in the forest did not jar on the general beauty but, lending themselves to the mood around, were delicately green with fluffy young shoots.