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muffle

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1 : to make (a sound) quieter

They tried to muffle the noise.

to decrease the noise made by (something)

muffle [=suppress] a cough

I could hear their muffled voices from the next room.

a muffled cough

2 chiefly British : to wrap or cover (someone or something) in clothing or cloth for warmth or protection

She was muffled (up) in a huge overcoat.


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