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(of a sound) not loud because of being obstructed in some way; muted:‘they heard the sounds of muffled voices’
- ‘She hears a muffled cry that could be a sigh - or maybe a scream.’
- ‘Dialogue sounds perfectly crisp, with no muffled words or hissing.’
- ‘His fingers had gripped the handle of the bell and, from inside the bag, came a muffled ringing.’
- ‘The occasional muffled whistle indicated that the train was catching up with me.’
- ‘But then he felt the shaking of her body and heard the almost inaudible sound of a muffled sob.’
- ‘But when she got to the bedroom, she heard a muffled noise coming from inside.’
- ‘The muffled announcement of the next destination filtered through.’
- ‘I recently had my CD player on and when my head went under the water, I heard the muffled sounds of the music.’
- ‘Muffled heavy breathing is heard throughout the sequence, like the breath of someone at the other end of the line.’
- ‘The room remained quiet with the exception of a few muffled sobs throughout the space.’
- ‘This afternoon, however, has the potential to offer Scotland followers a cause for muffled cheers.’
- ‘There is a sound of muffled laughter from the film crew.’
- ‘From the distance came a sound, a muffled shuffling of many feet.’
- ‘She heard moans and laughter and from somewhere a muffled scream.’
- ‘However, halfway down the hall, she heard muffled sobs.’
- ‘I panicked, and let out a muffled yell.’
- ‘He thought he could hear a muffled shout from the bedroom.’
- ‘Harsh fluorescent light would spill out from underneath a door in the corner, along with muffled moans.’
- ‘Through the walls, Elaine could hear the muffled tones of her sister talking to her boyfriend.’
- ‘Muffled sound renders some of the dialogue inaudible, particularly a joke in the opening scene.’
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