- a device in stringed keyboard instruments to deaden the vibration of the strings.
- the mute of a brass instrument, as a horn.
- a round, flat cake made of flour and water, and cooked over a campfire.
- the dough for such cakes.
Words nearby damper
Definition for damper (2 of 2)
adjective, damp·er, damp·est.
verb (used with object)
Origin of damp
SYNONYMS FOR damp
OTHER WORDS FROM damp
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Examples from the Web for damper
Changes in the level of subsidies and feed-in tariffs can put a damper on activity.
The rain here in Tampa, though not yet at tropical-storm levels, has put a damper on the now delayed convention.
Leno said he felt the same as he try to put a damper on any such talk at a post-roast press conference.
This was something of a damper to us, and the captain looked not a little mortified and vexed.
Some one gives a wrong turn to the damper, and the gas escapes.Around The Tea-Table|T. De Witt Talmage
“Nothing worse than tea or coffee; and you may have damper and bacon to take afterwards,” said the doctor, laughing.The Peril Finders|George Manville Fenn
It was no damper on my enjoyment to gaze at their drooping eyelids, and listlessly crossed hands.Caper-Sauce|Fanny Fern
These were very good and excellent eating, as we had been living on "damper" and Peek and Frean's biscuits, which are very dry.Sport in Abyssinia|Dermot Mayo
British Dictionary definitions for damper (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for damper (2 of 2)
Derived forms of dampdampish, adjectivedamply, adverbdampness, noun
Word Origin for damp
Idioms and Phrases with damper
see put a damper on.