Definition of 'muffle'
Example sentences containing 'muffle'
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The sound is muffled and not helped by the loud music. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The voice was muffled but grew louder as unsteady feet mounted the stairs. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEIt would take years before the noise would be muffled by mains electricity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No more fuzzy programmes with muffled sound and colours like confetti in a puddle. The Sun (2016)It was like a film where sound is muffled. The Sun (2013)Here the trees muffled the sound of the crowd in the meadows far below. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)From the stairwell came muffled cries and sounds of panic. The Broken God (1993)My own voice was being muffled. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It made a muffled noise, of exasperation or curiosity or surprise. A Plague of Angels (1993)The room swam before her, and his voice was oddly muffled in her ear. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEOnce inside, the sound was muffled and the temperature sweltering. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It wasn't just that the sound was muffled. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As a result, sounds become muffled and unclear. The Sun (2009)It can sound slightly muffled at higher volumes but otherwise is deep and resonant, with an impressive low end for such a small unit. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When a muffled voice called out: "Come! Seminary Boy (2006)He could hear muffled voices outside the windowless cell, but no-one heard his cries for help. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'muffle'
Used Occasionally. muffle is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'muffle'
British English: muffle VERB
If something muffles a sound, it makes it quieter and more difficult to hear.
He held his handkerchief over the mouthpiece to muffle his voice.
Definition of muffle from the Collins English Dictionary
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