muffle

Part of speech: verb

To wrap up so as to deaden sound.

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Usage examples "muffle":

  1. The shape of the bore of the muffle should always conform to that of the article tempered; for round work, a round muffle; for square work, a square one; and so on. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. Muffle the drums, and quick march! - "The Devil's Disciple", George Bernard Shaw.
  3. Kirby moved his hand toward the spurs he had taken off and tucked into his shirt for safekeeping to muffle the jingle while they were on scout. - "Ride Proud, Rebel!", Andre Alice Norton.