Muffled vs Dampened - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between muffled and dampened
is that muffled
) while dampened
Anything that mutes or deadens sound.
A warm piece of clothing for the hands.
A kiln or furnace, often electric, with no direct flames (a muffle furnace)
The bare end of the nose between the nostrils, especially in ruminants.
To wrap (a person, face etc.) in fabric or another covering, for warmth or protection; often with up .
- The face lies muffled up within the garment.
- He muffled with a cloud his mournful eyes.
To wrap up or cover (a source of noise) in order to deaden the sound.
- muffled up in darkness and superstition
To mute or deaden (a sound etc.).
* 1999 , (George RR Martin), A Clash of Kings , Bantam 2011, p. 397:
- to muffle the strings of a drum, or that part of an oar which rests in the rowlock
(dated) To speak indistinctly, or without clear articulation.
(dated) To prevent seeing, or hearing, or speaking, by wraps bound about the head; to blindfold; to deafen.
- The singer's voice was muffled by the thick walls, yet Tyrion knew the verse.
To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
* The Century
* 2007 October 16, Jane E. Brody, “Despite Strides, Listeria Needs Vigilance”, ,
- In a way that considerably dampened our enthusiasm.
To become damp; to deaden.
- Pregnant women are 20 times as likely as other healthy young women to contract listeriosis, probably because in pregnancy the immune system is dampened to prevent rejection of the fetus.