Antonyms for muffled

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

Definition of muffled

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.
  • adj quietened
Example sentences :
  • Her voice was muffled, and he knew then that she was crying.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He leaned far over and poked his finger into a muffled form.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • On the steps, a carpet, thick and heavy, muffled his footfalls.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • There was a muffled uproar, and the few women present surrounded the poor man.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • My gentle rap upon the hollow panel was answered by a muffled sob.
  • Extract from : « City of Endless Night » by Milo Hastings
  • From an inner room came the muffled click, click, click of a type-writer.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • Every sound was muffled, every noise changed to something soft and musical.
  • Extract from : « Graded Poetry: Second Year » by Various
  • He could not hear if there was any response; his ears were muffled now by the spread gag.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • The men in the stern slipped into the sea first with muffled splashes.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • Muffled, slow, grand and mournful, it went wailing and throbbing by.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill

Synonyms for muffled

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