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muffle

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌfl/

Translation of muffle in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (deaden) [sound] amortiguar* he muffled his voice habló tapándose or cubriéndose la boca con un pañuelo ( or con la mano etc)
    Example sentences
    • Fear becomes for her parents the permanent and muffled undertone of their life.
    • Apart from elaborating the ongoing judicial usurpation on these issues, the conservative voice seems to have become muffled.
    • Occasionally they would hear one of their loud, hooting cries echoing across the plain, muffled and distorted through the mist.
    1.2 [oars/hooves] enfundar, envolver* ([ en una tela para amortiguar el ruido ]); [drum] enfundar
    Example sentences
    • At once, his body pressed me so hard into the seat that I couldn't move, his hands pinned my own down, and his lips covered mine, muffling me.
    • She mouths to me, muffling the handset with her hand.
    • That they were on muffled phone lines didn't help as Dunphy only twice became animated during his two-hour stint and that was when he had guests in the studio.
  • 2

    muffle (up)

    her face was muffled (up) in a scarf una bufanda casi le tapaba or le cubría la cara, llevaba la cara embozada en una bufanda [literary/literario] mother muffled us (up) in warm clothes mamá nos abrigó bien
    Example sentences
    • And so they came in Christmas, muffled up in furs and with mountains of luggage, and were pleasantly surprised.
    • Partridge, however, does not recognize them, muffled up as they are at this time of night.
    • They emerged from the darkness so muffled against the cold it was hard to tell if they were children or old, bent women.

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