- Present participle of muffle.
- (chiefly in the plural) That which muffles; heavy clothing.
Variant of muffle
transitive verbmuffled, muffling
- to wrap up in a shawl, blanket, cloak, etc. so as to hide, keep warm, or protect
- Now Rare to keep (a person) from seeing or speaking by wrapping up the head
- to wrap or cover in order to deaden or prevent sound
- to deaden (a sound), as by wrapping
- to prevent the expression of; stifle
Origin of muffleMiddle English muflen, probably akin to Old French enmouflé, muffled ; from moufle, a mitten: see muff
- Now Rare a wrap, covering, etc. used for muffling
- an oven in which pottery, etc. can be fired without being exposed directly to the flame
- the fleshy bare part of the upper lip and nose of certain mammals, as ruminants or rabbits