Meaning of muffle


Pronunciation: (muf'ul), [key]
— v., n. -fled, -fling,
  1. to wrap with something to deaden or prevent sound: to muffle drums.
  2. to deaden (sound) by wrappings or other means.
  3. to wrap or envelop in a cloak, shawl, coat, etc., esp. to keep warm or protect the face and neck (often fol. by up): Muffle up the children before they go out.
  4. to wrap (oneself) in a garment or other covering: muffled in silk.
  5. to alter temporarily the profile of (a plaster mold) in order to run a base coat of plaster that will later be covered by a finish coat having the true profile.
  1. something that muffles.
  2. muffled sound.
  3. an oven or arched chamber in a furnace or kiln, used for heating substances without direct contact with the fire.


Pronunciation: (muf'ul), [key]
— n.
  1. the thick, bare part of the upper lip and nose of ruminants and rodents.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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