You could almost hear the fashion crowd let out a muffled scream.
The gun control argument, which was muffled by the bombing last week, also has gotten a second life.
Up came the sound, realistically loud: people screaming and, in the distance, muffled gunshots.
But doubt not, the muffled eruptions will make international waves soon enough.
No he-said-she-said, no muffled sounds through the dorm ceiling, no “Maybe he has other issues.”
This time he was answered by a low, muffled, strangled groan.
"Get up," commanded one of the men, in a low, muffled voice.
He was furious at the laughter of the onlookers, but muffled his rage in soft words.
It was a sort of muffled wail, but there was no mistaking its positiveness.
The windows were heavily curtained, and the children's voices had a muffled sound as they slipped cautiously inside.
early 15c., "to cover or wrap (something) to conceal or protect," perhaps from Middle French mofler "to stuff," from Old French moufle "thick glove, muff" (cf. Old French enmoufle "wrapped up"); see muff (n.). Meaning "wrap something up to deaden sound" first recorded 1761. Related: Muffled; muffling.
"thing that muffles," 1560s, from muffle (v.).