unmuffle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ muffle

Verb[edit]

unmuffle (third-person singular simple present unmuffles, present participle unmuffling, simple past and past participle unmuffled)

  1. (transitive) To take a covering from, as the face; to uncover.
  2. (transitive) To remove the muffling of, as a drum.
    • 2015, Henry Martin, ‎Keith Waters, Jazz: The First 100 Years, Enhanced Media Edition (page 62)
      But when returning from the graveyard, the band would unmuffle the drum and launch into up-tempo, jazzlike popular compositions.
  3. (intransitive) To throw off one's concealments.