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muffle

muf·fle

muffle

 
 
pronunciation:
muh fl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: muffled, muffles, muffling
definition 1: to wrap or cover, as for warmth, protection, or privacy (often fol. by up).
synonyms:
cover, envelop, swathe, wrap
similar words:
bind, blanket, cloak, enwrap, pad, shield, swaddle
definition 2: to deaden (sound), often by using a covering, wrapping, or other device.
The silencer muffled the gunshot.The thick forest muffled our shouts.
synonyms:
deaden
similar words:
drown, hush, mute, silence, smother
definition 3: to wrap or cover in order to deaden sound from or of.
He muffled the gun in a blanket.
synonyms:
insulate
similar words:
soundproof
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which muffles.
similar words:
baffle, gag, muffler, mute, silencer
definition 2: a part of a furnace or kiln used to bake or fire something such as pottery without direct contact with the fire.