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muffle is pronounced in two syllables
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An example use of muffle in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… sheet metal etc muffle or amplify the …”
meanings of muffle
Anything that mutes or deadens sound.
A boxing glove.
A kiln or furnace, often electric, with no direct flames (a muffle furnace).
A warm piece of clothing for the hands.
The bare end of the nose between the nostrils, especially in ruminants.
A machine with two pulleys to hoist load by spinning wheels, polyspast, block and tackle.
To wrap (a person, face etc.) in fabric or another covering, for warmth or protection; often with up.
To speak indistinctly, or without clear articulation.
To wrap up or cover (a source of noise) in order to deaden the sound.
To prevent seeing, or hearing, or speaking, by wraps bound about the head; to blindfold; to deafen.
To mute or deaden (a sound etc.).
muffle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word muffle occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.