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 ?
Before the words were well out of his mouth, he was whisked away somehow, and in his place appeared a tall man, muffled up to the eyes, leaning on the arm of another tall man, who tried to say something and couldn't.
She understood French imperfectly unless directly addressed, and the voices were only part of the other drowsy, muffled sounds lulling her senses.
She then muffled the bell in an unfinished stocking, and put up the oaken bar across the door.
At the other end, though partly muffled by a curtain, it was more powerfully illuminated by one of those embowed hall windows which we read of in old books, and which was provided with a deep and cushion seat.
On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure of his fellow-traveller in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck on perceiving that he was headless
Enveloped in their shaggy watch coats, and with their heads muffled in woollen comforters, all bedarned and ragged, and their beards stiff with icicles, they seemed an eruption of bears from Labrador.
The statuettes and pictures in Eva's room were shrouded in white napkins, and only hushed breathings and muffled footfalls were heard there, and the light stole in solemnly through windows partially darkened by closed blinds.
The rows of chops opened and shut in vast unison, and the sound of it was like to the muffled burr of subterranean machinery.
This sound was a mile away, now--perhaps it was the murmur of a storm; and now it was nearer--not a quarter of a mile away; was it the muffled rasping and grinding of distant machinery?
I stood by the duke at the door, and I see that every man that went in had his pockets bulging, or something muffled up under his coat -- and I see it warn't no perfumery, neither, not by a long sight.
There was a voiceless interval of some duration now, in which no sounds were heard but the beating of the rain upon the panes, the sighing and complaining of the winds, and now and then a muffled sob from Roxana.
A measured, muffled snore issued from Aunt Polly's chamber.