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Definition of Muffle

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silence or lessen a sound; cover, wrap; cover oneself, wrap oneself
furnace, kiln (Art); cover, covering; something that muffles
Muffle Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To wrap with something that dulls or deadens the sound of; as, to muffle the strings of a drum, or that part of an oar which rests in the rowlock.
  
(v. t.)
To wrap up in something that conceals or protects; to wrap, as the face and neck, in thick and disguising folds; hence, to conceal or cover the face of; to envelop; to inclose; -- often with up.
  
(v. t.)
To prevent seeing, or hearing, or speaking, by wraps bound about the head; to blindfold; to deafen.
  
(v. t.)
Anything with which another thing, as an oar or drum, is muffled; also, a boxing glove; a muff.
  
(v. t.)
An earthenware compartment or oven, often shaped like a half cylinder, used in furnaces to protect objects heated from the direct action of the fire, as in scorification of ores, cupellation of ore buttons, etc.
  
(v. t.)
A small oven for baking and fixing the colors of painted or printed pottery, without exposing the pottery to the flames of the furnace or kiln.
  
(v. t.)
A pulley block containing several sheaves.
  
(v. i.)
To speak indistinctly, or without clear articulation.
  
(n.)
The bare end of the nose between the nostrils; -- used esp. of ruminants.
  
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muffle
\muf"fle\, v. i. [cf. f. maffle, mumble, d. moffelen.] to speak indistinctly, or without clear articulation.
muffle
\muf"fle\, n. [f. moufle, prop., a mitten, from the resemblance in shape. see muffle, v. t., muff.]
1. anything with which another thing, as an oar or drum, is muffled; also, a boxing glove; a muff.
2. (metal.) an earthenware compartment or oven, often shaped like a half cylinder, used in furnaces to protect objects heated from the direct action of the fire, as in scorification of ores, cupellation of ore buttons, etc.
3. (ceramics) a small oven for baking and fixing the colors of painted or printed pottery, without exposing the pottery to the flames of the furnace or kiln.
4. a pulley block containing several sheaves.
muffle
\muf"fle\ (mŭf"f'l), n. the bare end of the nose between the nostrils; -- used esp. of ruminants.
muffle
\muf"fle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. muffled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. muffling (?).] [cf. f. moufle a mitten, ll. muffula, od. moffel a muff. see muff.] 1. to wrap up in something that conceals or protects; to wrap, as the face and neck, in thick and disguising folds; hence, to conceal or cover the face of; to envelop; to inclose; -- often with up. the face lies muffled up within the garment. he muffled with a cloud his mournful eyes. muffled up in darkness and superstition.
2. to prevent seeing, or hearing, or speaking, by wraps bound about the head; to blindfold; to deafen.
3. to wrap with something that dulls or deadens the sound of; as, to muffle the strings of a drum, or that part of an oar which rests in the rowlock.
muffle
n : a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature v
1. conceal, suppress, or hide; "smother a yawn" [syn: smother, stifle]


2. deaden (a sound or noise), esp. by wrapping [syn: mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down]


3. quieten or silence (a sound) or make (an image) less visible [syn: dampen, mute, deaden, damp, tone down]




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 to muffle the oars 
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To deaden the sound of, as by wraps.
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature
(hypernym) kiln

Verb
1. conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
(synonym) smother, stifle, strangle, repress
(hypernym) suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb
2. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
(synonym) mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down
(hypernym) soften
(derivation) damper, muffler
Muffle Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A muffle furnace (sometimes, retort furnace) in historical usage is a furnace in which the subject material is isolated from the fuel and all of the products of combustion, including gases and flying ash. After the development of high-temperature electric heating elements and widespread electrification in developed countries, new muffle furnaces quickly moved to electric designs.

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