Muffle is defined as to wrap or cover for protection, to keep warm or make quiet.(verb)
The definition of a muffle is a kiln or furnace that keeps items put inside protected from direct flames.(noun)
An example of a muffle is the device a potter would use to fire their clay bowls.
See muffle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME muflen, prob. akin to OFr enmouflé, muffled < moufle, a mitten: see muff
See muffle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb muf·fled, muf·fling, muf·fles
Origin: Middle English muflen
Origin: , possibly from Old French mofler, to stuff
Origin: , from mofle, glove; see muff2.
Origin: French mufle
Origin: , perhaps blend of moufle, chubby face (from Old French; see muff2)
Origin: and museau, muzzle (from Old French musel; see muzzle).
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