What does muffler mean?

Definitions for muffler
ˈmʌf lərmuf·fler

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word muffler.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. silencer, mufflernoun

    a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise

  2. mufflernoun

    a scarf worn around the neck

  3. damper, mufflernoun

    a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations


  1. mufflernoun

    Part of the exhaust pipe of a car that dampens the noise the engine produces.

  2. mufflernoun

    A type of scarf.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mufflernoun

    Etymology: from muffle.

    Fortune is painted with a muffler before her eyes, to signify to you that fortune is blind. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Mr. Hales has found out the best expedients for preventing immediate suffocation from tainted air, by breathing through mufflers which imbibe these vapours. John Arbuthnot, on Air.

    There is no woman’s gown big enough for him; otherwise he might put on a hat, a muffler, and a handkerchief, and so escape. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    The Lord will take away your tinkling ornaments, chains, bracelets, and mufflers. Isa. iii. 19.


  1. Muffler

    A muffler (North American and Australian English) or silencer (British English) is a device for reducing the noise emitted by the exhaust of an internal combustion engine—especially a noise-deadening device forming part of the exhaust system of an automobile.


  1. muffler

    A muffler is a device used in vehicles, predominantly automobiles, designed to reduce the amount of noise produced by the exhaust system. It is part of the internal combustion engine's exhaust system and works by reflecting or absorbing sound waves to dissipate the noise. Some mufflers also assist in directing exhaust gases safely out of the vehicle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mufflernoun

    anything used in muffling; esp., a scarf for protecting the head and neck in cold weather; a tippet

  2. Mufflernoun

    a cushion for terminating or softening a note made by a stringed instrument with a keyboard

  3. Mufflernoun

    a kind of mitten or boxing glove, esp. when stuffed

  4. Mufflernoun

    one who muffles


  1. Muffler

    A muffler is a device for reducing the amount of noise emitted by the exhaust of an internal combustion engine.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Muffler is ranked #69170 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Muffler surname appeared 284 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Muffler.

    96.4% or 274 total occurrences were White.
    3.5% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muffler in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muffler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of muffler in a Sentence

  1. Michael Robbins:

    It got cooked onto the muffler, just spraying out there slowly and brought me down, that started flashing to let me know I had a serious problem.

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