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MUFFLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does muffle mean? 

MUFFLE (noun)
  The noun MUFFLE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: MUFFLE used as a noun is very rare.


MUFFLE (verb)
  The verb MUFFLE has 2 senses:

1. conceal or hide
2. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

  Familiarity information: MUFFLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MUFFLE (noun)


Sense 1muffle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("muffle" is a kind of...):

kiln (a furnace for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks)


MUFFLE (verb)


Sense 1muffle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Conceal or hide

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

muffle; stifle; repress; strangle; smother

Context examples:

smother a yawn / muffle one's anger / strangle a yawn

Hypernyms (to "muffle" is one way to...):

conquer; curb; inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress (to put down by force or authority)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2muffle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

mute; damp; tone down; muffle; dampen; dull

Hypernyms (to "muffle" is one way to...):

soften (make (images or sounds) soft or softer)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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