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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Muffle \Muf"fle\, verb (used without an object) [Cf. F. maffle, mumble, D. moffelen.] To speak indistinctly, or without clear articulation.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Muffle \Muf"fle\, noun [F. moufle, prop., a mitten, from the resemblance in shape. See {Muffle}, verb (used with an object), {Muff}.]

1. Anything with which another thing, as an oar or drum, is muffled; also, a boxing glove; a muff.

2. (Metal.) An earthenware compartment or oven, often shaped like a half cylinder, used in furnaces to protect objects heated from the direct action of the fire, as in scorification of ores, cupellation of ore buttons, etc.

3. (Ceramics) A small oven for baking and fixing the colors of painted or printed pottery, without exposing the pottery to the flames of the furnace or kiln.

4. A pulley block containing several sheaves. --Knight.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Muffle \Muf"fle\ (m[u^]f"f'l), noun The bare end of the nose between the nostrils; -- used esp. of ruminants.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Muffle \Muf"fle\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Muffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Muffling}.] [Cf. F. moufle a mitten, LL. muffula, OD. moffel a muff. See {Muff}.]

1. To wrap up in something that conceals or protects; to wrap, as the face and neck, in thick and disguising folds; hence, to conceal or cover the face of; to envelop; to inclose; -- often with up. --South.

The face lies muffled up within the garment. --Addison.

He muffled with a cloud his mournful eyes. --Dryden.

Muffled up in darkness and superstition. --Arbuthnot.

2. To prevent seeing, or hearing, or speaking, by wraps bound about the head; to blindfold; to deafen.

3. To wrap or fit with something that dulls or deadens the sound of; as, to muffle the strings of a drum, or that part of an oar which rests in the rowlock; to muffle the exhaust of a motor vehicle.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

muffle

noun

1: a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature

verb

1: conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn" [syn: {smother}, {stifle}, {strangle}, {muffle}, {repress}]

2: deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping [syn: {muffle}, {mute}, {dull}, {damp}, {dampen}, {tone down}]


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