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English definition of “muffle”

muffle

verb [T] (MAKE LESS CLEAR)    /ˈmʌf.l̩/
to make a sound quieter and less clear: The house's windows are double-glazed to muffle the noise of aircraft.Silence and quiet to make something less strong or clear: The report concluded that business pressure on the government had muffled the impact of the legislation.Becoming and making less strong
(Definition of muffle verb (MAKE LESS CLEAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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