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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of muffle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. same as muted.
- adj. Wrapped up especially for protection or secrecy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wrapped up closely, especially about the face; concealed from view; also, blinded by or as by something wrapped about the face and covering the eyes.
- Dulled or deadened: applied to a sounding body or to the sound produced by it.
- Having feathered feet, such as are found in many breeds of domesticated pigeons: thus a black, self-muffled tumbler is a tumbler of uniform black color with the feet and lower part of the tarsus feathered.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. wrapped up especially for protection or secrecy
- adj. being or made softer or less loud or clear
Sorry, no etymologies found.
“Chicken,” she said at last, the word muffled by the food in her cheek.
Down 10-3 at the half, Wisconsin muffled a crowd of 105,449 by scoring on its first two possessions of the third quarter.
If there's the slightest hint of characters fighting on bravely no matter what the odds, I break down in muffled sobs.
'Frisco Kid took up the tale at once, speaking in muffled undertone close to the other's ear.
Then again, it could be my name muffled by the cats laying on top of it.
Beyond the wall to his right he heard what he could only identify as a muffled explosion.
"Stand clear of the door!" called a muffled voice.
"That you, Ben?" called a muffled voice from the adobe.
He would recall the muffled thump of distant mortars and the pungent odor of cordite.
With others I can feel them just as well, they just seem more "muffled".
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