Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb muffle

2 senses of muffle

Sense 1
smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress -- (conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn")
       => suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

Sense 2
muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down -- (deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping)
       => soften -- (make (images or sounds) soft or softer)

Antonyms of adj muffled

2 senses of muffled

Sense 1
dull, muffled, muted, softened -- (being or made softer or less loud or clear; "the dull boom of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets")

INDIRECT (VIA soft) -> loud -- (characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones")

Sense 2
muffled -- (wrapped up especially for protection or secrecy; "children muffled almost to the eyebrows")

INDIRECT (VIA covered) -> bare -- (lacking its natural or customary covering; "a bare hill"; "bare feet")

Similarity of adj muffled

2 senses of muffled

Sense 1
dull, muffled, muted, softened -- (being or made softer or less loud or clear; "the dull boom of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets")
       => soft (vs. loud) -- ((of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music")

Sense 2
muffled -- (wrapped up especially for protection or secrecy; "children muffled almost to the eyebrows")
       => covered (vs. bare) -- (overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony")

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