What does muffle mean?

Definitions for muffle
ˈmʌf əlmuf·fle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word muffle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. muffle(verb)

    a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature

  2. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress(verb)

    conceal or hide

    "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

  3. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down(verb)

    deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping


  1. muffle(Noun)

    Anything that mutes or deadens sound.

  2. muffle(Noun)

    A warm piece of clothing for the hands.

  3. muffle(Noun)

    A kiln or furnace, often electric, with no direct flames (a muffle furnace)

  4. muffle(Verb)

    To wrap up (a person, face etc.) in fabric or another covering, for warmth or protection.

  5. muffle(Verb)

    To wrap up or cover (a source of noise) in order to deaden the sound.

  6. muffle(Verb)

    To mute or deaden (a sound etc.).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muffle(noun)

    the bare end of the nose between the nostrils; -- used esp. of ruminants

  2. Muffle(verb)

    to wrap up in something that conceals or protects; to wrap, as the face and neck, in thick and disguising folds; hence, to conceal or cover the face of; to envelop; to inclose; -- often with up

  3. Muffle(verb)

    to prevent seeing, or hearing, or speaking, by wraps bound about the head; to blindfold; to deafen

  4. Muffle(verb)

    to wrap with something that dulls or deadens the sound of; as, to muffle the strings of a drum, or that part of an oar which rests in the rowlock

  5. Muffle(verb)

    to speak indistinctly, or without clear articulation

  6. Muffle(verb)

    anything with which another thing, as an oar or drum, is muffled; also, a boxing glove; a muff

  7. Muffle(verb)

    an earthenware compartment or oven, often shaped like a half cylinder, used in furnaces to protect objects heated from the direct action of the fire, as in scorification of ores, cupellation of ore buttons, etc

  8. Muffle(verb)

    a small oven for baking and fixing the colors of painted or printed pottery, without exposing the pottery to the flames of the furnace or kiln

  9. Muffle(verb)

    a pulley block containing several sheaves

  10. Origin: [F. moufle, prop., a mitten, from the resemblance in shape. See Muffle, v. t., Muff.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Muffle

    muf′l, n. the thick naked upper lip and nose, as of a ruminant. [Ger.]

  2. Muffle

    muf′l, v.t. to wrap up as with a muff: to blindfold: to cover up so as to render sound dull, as a bell or a drum: to cover from the weather.—n. something used for smothering sound: a boxing-glove: a clay oven, as for firing pottery.—adj. Muff′led, wrapped up closely: dulled or deadened—of sound.—n. Muff′ler, a cover that muffles the face. [Muff.]

  3. Muffle

    muf′l, v.i. to mumble.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. muffle

    To wrap with something that dulls or renders sound inaudible; to deaden the sound of; as, to muffle a drum.

How to pronounce muffle?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say muffle in sign language?

  1. muffle


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muffle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muffle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Images & Illustrations of muffle

  1. mufflemufflemufflemufflemuffle

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for muffle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for muffle »


Find a translation for the muffle definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these muffle definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"muffle." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 26 Feb. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/muffle>.

Are we missing a good definition for muffle? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for muffle:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.