(countable and uncountable, plural bafflements)
From baffle + -ment.
Variant of baffle
transitive verbbaffled, baffling
- to confuse so as to keep from understanding or solving; puzzle; confound
- to interfere with; hinder; impede
- to check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
Origin of baffle16th-c. Scot; probably respelling (as duff for dough, Affleck for Auchinleck) of obsolete bauchle
- Rare a baffling or being baffled
- an obstructing device, as a wall or screen to hold back or turn aside the flow of liquids, gases, etc.also baffleplate
- a mounting or partition used to check the transmission of sound waves between the front and rear of the speaker of a radio, phonograph, etc.