Definition of “muffled” - English Dictionary

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“muffled” in British English

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muffledadjective

uk /ˈmʌf.əld/ us /ˈmʌf.əld/

A muffled sound is quiet or not clear:

I could hear muffled voices next door but couldn't make out any words.
The muffled roar of traffic could be heard in the distance.

(Definition of “muffled” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)