Meaning of “muffle” in the English Dictionary

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muffleverb [ T ]

us /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.
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)