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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature v. - Conceal or hide; Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping.

Usage examples (32)
  • He buried his head on his other arm, trying to muffle the cry of pain.
  • His muffle was a wreck, and such by degrees became the condition of all his apparatus.
  • And all that means is that it's an earthquake, but you have 230 miles of dirt or crust to kind of muffle it a bit.
  • To fire the paintings a furnace with a muffle is used. for more
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