how to pronounce baffle

/ˈbæf.əl/

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The above transcription of baffle is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

baffle is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of baffle in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… will baffle most people but give you a …”

meanings of baffle

verb:

  1. To hoodwink or deceive (someone).
  2. To struggle in vain.
  3. To publicly disgrace, especially of a recreant knight.
  4. To foil; to thwart.
  5. To bewilder completely; to confuse or perplex.

noun:

  1. A lever for operating the throttle valve of a winding engine.
  2. An architectural feature designed to confuse enemies or make them vulnerable.
  3. A device used to dampen the effects of such things as sound, light, or fluid. Specifically, a baffle is a surface which is placed inside an open area to inhibit direct motion from one part to another, without preventing motion altogether.

words with pronunciation similar to baffle

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words that rhyme with baffle

rafflesnaffle

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