The gun control argument, which was muffled by the bombing last week, also has gotten a second life.
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.”
His muffled tone hints at "the way the character had been damaged, the way he had been brutalized," says Thomson.
There were muffled giggles, knowing glances, and plenty of eye-rolling over the non-stop narration.
This time he was answered by a low, muffled, strangled groan.
There was a muffled uproar, and the few women present surrounded the poor man.
He was furious at the laughter of the onlookers, but muffled his rage in soft words.
From an inner room came the muffled click, click, click of a type-writer.
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.).