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muf·fler

 (mŭf′lər)
n.
1. A heavy scarf worn around the neck for warmth.
2. A device that absorbs noise, especially one used with an internal-combustion engine.

muffler

(ˈmʌflə)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a thick scarf, collar, etc
2. (Automotive Engineering) US and 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
3. something that muffles

muf•fler

(ˈmʌf lər)

n.
1. a scarf worn around the neck for warmth.
2. any of various devices for deadening sound, as that of an internal-combustion engine.
3. anything used for muffling.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muffler - a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noisemuffler - a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise
acoustic device - a device for amplifying or transmitting sound
exhaust system, exhaust - system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
2.muffler - a scarf worn around the neck
scarf - a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration
3.muffler - a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
damper block, piano damper - damper consisting of a small felted block that drops onto a piano string to stop its vibration
dash-pot - a mechanical damper; the vibrating part is attached to a piston that moves in a chamber filled with liquid
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
cushion, shock absorber, shock - a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
Translations
كاتِم الصَّوْت في السَّيّارَهلِفَاعٌلِفاع، شال
šálatlumič
lydpottetørklæde
äänenvaimenninkaulahuivi
šal
hangtompítónyaksálsál
hálsklúturhljóîkútur
マフラー
머플러
ljuddämpare
ผ้าพันคออย่างหนา
khăn choàng cổ dày

muffler

[ˈmʌfləʳ] N
1. (= scarf) → bufanda f
2. (Mus) → sordina f
3. (US) (Aut) → silenciador m, mofle m (LAm)

muffler

[ˈmʌflər] n
(= scarf) → cache-nez m inv
(US) [car] → silencieux m

muffler

n
(= scarf)(dicker) Schal
(Tech) → Schalldämpfer m; (US Aut) → Auspuff(topf) m

muffler

[ˈmʌfləʳ] n (scarf) → sciarpa (pesante) (Am) (Aut) → marmitta; (on motorbike) → silenziatore m

muffle

(ˈmafl) verb
to deaden the sound of. They used a gag to muffle his cries.
ˈmuffler noun
1. a scarf worn round the neck.
2. (American) a silencer on a motor vehicle.

muffler

لِفَاعٌ šála lydpotte dicker Schal σιγαστήρας silenciador, sordina kaulahuivi cache-nez šal marmitta マフラー 머플러 geluiddemper ullskjerf szalik cachecol теплый шарф ljuddämpare ผ้าพันคออย่างหนา atkı khăn choàng cổ dày 围巾
References in classic literature ?
[To SIR JOHN.] John, you should have your muffler. What is the use of my always knitting mufflers for you if you won't wear them?
Making, with his leaky shoes, a crooked line of slushy footprints in the mire; and blowing on his chilly hands and rubbing them against each other, poorly defended from the searching cold by threadbare mufflers of grey worsted, with a private apartment only for the thumb, and a common room or tap for the rest of the fingers; Toby, with his knees bent and his cane beneath his arm, still trotted.
Trunks had to be carried down and mufflers looked for.
On the next Tuesday morning at four o'clock hot coffee was going on in the housekeeper's and matron's rooms; boys wrapped in great-coats and mufflers were swallowing hasty mouthfuls, rushing about, tumbling over luggage, and asking questions all at once of the matron; outside the School-gates were drawn up several chaises and the four-horse coach which Tom's party had chartered, the postboys in their best jackets and breeches, and a cornopean player, hired for the occasion, blowing away "A southerly wind and a cloudy sky," waking all peaceful inhabitants half-way down the High Street.
They had a sinister expression, under an old cocked-hat like a three-cornered spittoon, and over a great muffler for the chin and throat, which descended nearly to the wearer's knees.
As the young man strolled up Fifth Avenue from Waverley Place, the long thoroughfare was deserted but for a group of carriages standing before the Reggie Chiverses' (where there was a dinner for the Duke), and the occasional figure of an elderly gentleman in heavy overcoat and muffler ascending a brownstone doorstep and disappearing into a gas-lit hall.
Love can see through five folds of closely-woven muffler with ease!
Fat man with a woollen muffler and a quill toothpick.
In this space lay a large and heavy flagstone with a rusted iron ring in the centre to which a thick shepherd's-check muffler was attached.
"Good night, dear; take care of yourself, and keep your muffler round your mouth going over the bridge, or you 'll be as hoarse as a crow to-morrow," said Polly, as she kissed her brother, who returned it without looking as if he thought it "girl's nonsense" Then the three piled into the sleigh and drove off, leave Polly nodding on the doorstep.
A few moments later he reappeared with his violin-case a heavy muffler about his neck and thick woollen gloves on his bony hands.
Lord John Roxton steps briskly, and his thin, eager face beams forth between his hunting-cap and his muffler. As for myself, I am glad to have got the bustling days of preparation and the pangs of leave-taking behind me, and I have no doubt that I show it in my bearing.