muffle definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To wrap up, as in a blanket or shawl, for heat, security, or secrecy.
    • To cover or pad to be able to deaden the noise: muffled the drums.
    • To deaden (a sound): The sand muffled the hoofbeats.
    • to help make obscure or obscure: "His message ended up being so muffled by discovering and 'artiness'” ( Walter Blair).
    • To repress; stifle.
    • To summary in something that conceals or safeguards; to wrap, given that face and neck, in thick and disguising folds; hence, to conceal or cover the facial skin of; to envelop; to inclose; -- usually with up.
    • To prevent seeing, or hearing, or speaking, by wraps bound in regards to the head; to blindfold; to deafen.
    • To cover or match something which dulls or deadens the noise of.
  • noun:
    • Something that muffles.
    • A kiln or part of a kiln by which pottery is fired without having to be exposed to direct fire.
    • The fleshy, hairless snout of particular mammals, particularly ruminants.
    • something that mutes or deadens noise.
    • A warm bit of garments for the fingers.
    • A kiln or furnace, usually electric, with no direct flames (a muffle furnace)
    • The bare end regarding the nose between your nostrils; -- utilized esp. of ruminants.
    • Everything with which one more thing, as an oar or drum, is muffled; also, a boxing glove; a muff.
    • An earthenware compartment or oven, often formed like a half cylinder, used in furnaces to protect objects heated from direct activity of the fire, such as scorification of ores, cupellation of ore buttons, etc.
    • a little oven for baking and correcting the colors of coated or imprinted pottery, without exposing the pottery to the flames associated with furnace or kiln.
    • A pulley block containing a number of sheaves.
    • The tumid and naked an element of the top lip and nostrils of ruminants and rodents.
    • a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature
  • verb:
    • To summary (you, face etc.) in textile or another covering, for heat or security.
    • To wrap up or protect (a source of sound) in order to deaden the sound.
    • To mute or deaden (an audio etc.).
    • deaden (a sound or sound), specially by wrapping
    • conceal or cover
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To speak indistinctly, or without clear articulation.
  • others:
    • To infold or wrap up, particularly in some cloth or woven material, in order to hide from view or protect well from the elements; wrap-up or protect close, particularly the throat and face; envelop or inwrap in some covering.
    • To blindfold.
    • Figuratively, to wrap-up or protect; conceal; involve.
    • To envelop almost entirely in something that deadens sound: made use of especially of bells, drums, and oars. See muffled.
    • To restrain from talking by overall the pinnacle; put to silence.
    • Synonyms Muzzle, etc. See gag.
    • To mumble; mutter; talk indistinctly.

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