Antonyms for muffle

Grammar : Verb
Spell : muhf-uh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmʌf əl

Definition of muffle

Origin :
  • early 15c., "to cover or wrap (something) to conceal or protect," perhaps from Middle French mofler "to stuff," from Old French moufle "thick glove, muff" (cf. Old French enmoufle "wrapped up"); see muff (n.). Meaning "wrap something up to deaden sound" first recorded 1761. Related: Muffled; muffling.
  • verb suppress, make quiet
Example sentences :
  • The mist seemed to muffle voices as well as obscure the vision.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 » by Various
  • Pulou (pu-lo'u)--to muffle; to cover the head and face (p. 31).
  • Extract from : « Unwritten Literature of Hawaii » by Nathaniel Bright Emerson
  • It was what had been used to muffle his cries, and he saw it was a handkerchief.
  • Extract from : « The Rider of Waroona » by Firth Scott
  • On the wall hung their deadly guns, with silencers on them to muffle the report.
  • Extract from : « Letters on an Elk Hunt » by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
  • She tried to muffle the words with her hand, but his passion swept him on.
  • Extract from : « The Silver Poppy » by Arthur Stringer
  • The square of the furnace which receives the muffle and fuel is 113⁄4 inches by 15 inches.
  • Extract from : « A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines » by Andrew Ure
  • The decoration was often fixed in the "petit feu," or muffle kiln.
  • Extract from : « Chats on Oriental China » by J. F. Blacker
  • Another thing, do not try to plug your whistle and muffle your bell.
  • Extract from : « Letters from an Old Railway Official » by Charles DeLano Hine
  • In her haste to muffle the bell, she had failed to tie her painter securely.
  • Extract from : « Witches Cove » by Roy J. Snell
  • One ought to muffle oneself in a domino if one wanted to be unrecognised.
  • Extract from : « Mohawks, Volume 1 of 3 » by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Synonyms for muffle

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