muffle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"muffle" in British English

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muffleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈmʌf.l̩/

muffle verb [T] (MAKE LESS CLEAR)

to make a ​soundquieter and less ​clear: The ​house has double-glazed ​windows to muffle the noise of ​aircraft. to make something less ​strong or ​clear: The ​reportconcluded that ​businesspressure on the ​government had muffled the ​impact of the ​legislation.

muffle verb [T] (KEEP WARM)

to ​wearthickwarmclothes in ​order to ​keepwarm: I was muffled up against the ​cold in a ​scarf and ​hat.
(Definition of muffle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"muffle" in American English

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muffleverb [T]

 us   /ˈmʌf·əl/
to make a ​soundquieter and less ​clear: Ted and I ​looked at each other with ​openmouths and muffled ​ourlaughs in ​oursleeves.
muffled
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈmʌf·əld/
I could ​hear muffled ​voices next ​door, but couldn’t make out any words.
(Definition of muffle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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