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verb [transitive] muffle pronunciation in American English /ˈmʌf(ə)l/
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present tense
present participlemuffling
past tensemuffled
past participlemuffled
  1. 1
    to make a sound quieter and less easy to hear

    The trees muffle the sound of the traffic.

  2. 2
    to wrap someone or something in thick clothing, cloth, etc. so that they are warm

    They were both muffled in heavy, fur-lined coats.


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