verb (used with object), muf·fled, muf·fling.
Examples from the Web for muffled
He said Moran had expected to be muffled by state observers when he did a slot on their show.
No he-said-she-said, no muffled sounds through the dorm ceiling, no “Maybe he has other issues.”Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds|Arthur Chu|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pistorius yelled back over the muffled gasps that emanated from the rest of the courtroom.Pistorius Prosecutor: ‘Say I Shot And Killed Her!’|Kelly Berold|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The gun control argument, which was muffled by the bombing last week, also has gotten a second life.Trash Talk Returns as Pols, Pundits Point Fingers Over Boston Bombing|Howard Kurtz|April 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Up came the sound, realistically loud: people screaming and, in the distance, muffled gunshots.
Wild were the plaudits of the multitude, but the lion was staggering and his roar was muffled.Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard
The lesson in the Scots of the Lothians began, accompanied by sounds of muffled laughter.The Disentanglers|Andrew Lang
Hildebrand and Halyard, muffled in long cloaks, and having their hats bound with mourning-bands, followed mournfully in its wake.Hildebrand|Anonymous
The last thing he heard at three was the muffled beat upstairs.A Man of the People|Thomas Dixon
Then suddenly I heard a muffled, gasping cry; and all was utterly, icily still.Memoirs of a Midget|Walter de la Mare