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muffled


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Muffle  \Muf"fle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Muffled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Muffling}.]  [Cf.  F.  moufle  a  mitten,  LL  muffula  OD  moffel 
  a  muff.  See  {Muff}.] 
  1.  To  wrap  up  in  something  that  conceals  or  protects;  to 
  wrap,  as  the  face  and  neck,  in  thick  and  disguising  folds; 
  hence  to  conceal  or  cover  the  face  of  to  envelop;  to 
  inclose;  --  often  with  up  --South. 
 
  The  face  lies  muffled  up  within  the  garment. 
  --Addison. 
 
  He  muffled  with  a  cloud  his  mournful  eyes.  --Dryden. 
 
  Muffled  up  in  darkness  and  superstition. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  To  prevent  seeing,  or  hearing,  or  speaking,  by  wraps  bound 
  about  the  head;  to  blindfold;  to  deafen. 
 
  3.  To  wrap  with  something  that  dulls  or  deadens  the  sound  of 
  as  to  muffle  the  strings  of  a  drum,  or  that  part  of  an 
  oar  which  rests  in  the  rowlock. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  muffled 
  adj  1:  being  or  made  softer  or  less  loud  or  clear;  "the  dull  boom 
  of  distant  breaking  waves";  "muffled  drums";  "the 
  muffled  noises  of  the  street";  "muted  trumpets"  [syn: 
  {dull},  {muted},  {softened}] 
  2:  wrapped  up  especially  for  protection  or  secrecy;  "children 
  muffled  almost  to  the  eyebrows" 




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