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Difference Between Muffle and Muffler

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Muffle

To wrap up, as in a blanket or shawl, for warmth, protection, or secrecy.

Muffler

A muffler (North American and Australian English) or silencer (British English) is a device for reducing the noise emitted by the exhaust of an internal combustion engine—especially a noise-deadening device forming part of the exhaust system of an automobile.

Muffle

To wrap or pad in order to deaden the sound
Muffled the drums.

Muffler

A wrap or scarf worn around the neck and face for warmth.

Muffle

To deaden (a sound)
The sand muffled the hoofbeats.

Muffler

A device used to deaden the sound of a drum, bell, piano, or other instrument.
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Muffle

To make vague or obscure
"His message was so muffled by learning and 'artiness'" (Walter Blair).

Muffler

A heavy scarf worn around the neck for warmth.

Muffle

To repress; stifle.

Muffler

A device that absorbs noise, especially one used with an internal-combustion engine.

Muffle

Something that muffles.

Muffler

Part of the exhaust pipe of a car that dampens the noise the engine produces.
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Muffle

A kiln or part of a kiln in which pottery can be fired without being exposed to direct flame.

Muffler

A silencer or suppressor fitted to a gun.

Muffle

The hairless snout of certain ruminants, such as moose.

Muffler

A type of scarf.

Muffle

Anything that mutes or deadens sound.

Muffler

Anything used in muffling; esp., a scarf for protecting the head and neck in cold weather; a tippet.
Fortune is painted blind, with a muffler above her eyes.

Muffle

A warm piece of clothing for the hands.

Muffler

A cushion for terminating or softening a note made by a stringed instrument with a keyboard.

Muffle

A boxing glove.

Muffler

A kind of mitten or boxing glove, esp. when stuffed.

Muffle

A kiln or furnace, often electric, with no direct flames (a muffle furnace)

Muffler

One who muffles.

Muffle

The bare end of the nose between the nostrils, especially in ruminants.

Muffler

Any of various devices to deaden the noise of escaping gases or vapors, as a tube filled with obstructions, through which the exhaust gases of an internal-combustion engine, as on an automobile, are passed (called also silencer).

Muffle

A machine with two pulleys to hoist load by spinning wheels, polyspast, block and tackle.

Muffler

A tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise

Muffle

(transitive) To wrap (a person, face etc.) in fabric or another covering, for warmth or protection; often with up.

Muffler

A scarf worn around the neck

Muffle

(transitive) To wrap up or cover (a source of noise) in order to deaden the sound.
To muffle the strings of a drum, or that part of an oar which rests in the rowlock

Muffler

A device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations

Muffle

(transitive) To mute or deaden (a sound etc.).

Muffle

To speak indistinctly, or without clear articulation.

Muffle

To prevent seeing, or hearing, or speaking, by wraps bound about the head; to blindfold; to deafen.

Muffle

The bare end of the nose between the nostrils; - used esp. of ruminants.

Muffle

Anything with which another thing, as an oar or drum, is muffled; also, a boxing glove; a muff.

Muffle

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.

Muffle

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.

Muffle

A pulley block containing several sheaves.

Muffle

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.

Muffle

To prevent seeing, or hearing, or speaking, by wraps bound about the head; to blindfold; to deafen.

Muffle

To wrap or fit 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; to muffle the exhaust of a motor vehicle.

Muffle

To speak indistinctly, or without clear articulation.

Muffle

A kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature

Muffle

Conceal or hide;
Smother a yawn
Muffle one's anger
Strangle a yawn

Muffle

Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

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