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muf·fle

muffle

 
 
pronunciation:
muh fl
part of speech: verb
inflections: muffles, muffling, muffled
definition 1: to wrap or cover so as to protect or keep warm (often followed by "up").
Sarah muffled up the baby in a thick blanket.
synonyms:
cover, envelop, wrap
similar words:
bind, blanket, cloak, pad, shield
definition 2: to make quieter by using a covering of some sort.
The thick carpet muffled the sound of my footsteps.
similar words:
hush, mute, silence, smother