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English definition of “muffle”

muffle

verb [T]    /ˈmʌf·əl/
to make a sound quieter and less clear : Ted and I looked at each other with open mouths and muffled our laughs in our sleeves . muffled    /ˈmʌf·əld/ adjective [not gradable] I could hear muffled voices next door , but couldn’t make out any words.
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