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muffle

(mŭf′əl)
n.
The hairless snout of certain ruminants, such as moose.
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muffle

(mŭf′ĕl)
To wrap or cover something in order to suppress sound or to clothe or protect the body.
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Paused outside Helen's room, heard the muffled sound of sobbing.
This kept the sound of them being broken muffled. However, the audio security sensors still detected the threat and dispatched police on a verified burglar alarm.
Hot sauna claim: the sound quality is a little muffled - the phone is clearly not entirely watertight - but still, one can make himself heard perfectly well.
Kiernan said she'd heard the muffled conversation on May 30 after she and McGlone had been at a wedding.
A voice - claimed to be 64-year-old Michele Mongelli - is heard saying: "Come on, you are mine - get up." Then there are muffled words before the sounds of sex.
I'VE BECOME very conscious of my own voice as it is very loud in my own head but also muffled, I don't know whether I'm talking loudly or normally.
Passengers arriving at the station collected in long, heavily muffled, foot-stamping queues, stretching over the main footbridge and crowding into the main body of the station.
The White House's own scientists were being muffled when their findings ran counter to the Administration's political agenda, the group charged.
Instinctive movement becomes muffled when you push yourself to achieve a goal without listening to how you get there.
That absorption made the echo sound more muffled than the echo from the empty bottle.
It can also recognize divers using rebreathing equipment and detect boats using muffled oars.