Unmuffle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unmuffle To remove the muffling of, as a drum.
    • Unmuffle To take a covering from, as the face; to uncover.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unmuffle To take a muffler from, as the face; remove a muffler or wrapping from, as a person.
    • unmuffle To throw off coverings or concealments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unmuffle un-muf′l to take a muffle or covering from
    • v.i Unmuffle to throw off concealments
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + muffle,

Usage

In literature:

It startled him disagreeably, and he unmuffled his head to see whence this interruption proceeded.
"The Prince and The Pauper, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It startled him disagreeably, and he unmuffled his head to see whence this interruption proceeded.
"The Prince and The Pauper, Part 5." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I hadn't put on my transdermals that morning, and so the emotion I felt was unmuffled, loud and yammering.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
Then Sir Brewnor unmuffled his lady and did in like manner.
"The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights" by James Knowles
The troops will then return, the music playing the President's march, the drums previously unmuffled.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
It is a point of Spanish courtesy, when wearing the =capa=, to unmuffle (=desembozarse=) before addressing any one.
"Doña Perfecta" by Benito Pérez Galdós
As he drew up abreast of me and unmuffled himself, he called out to my driver to stop.
"Great Violinists And Pianists" by George T. Ferris
The sunshine looked golden again, and the song of birds rang out, unmuffled.
"Faith Gartney's Girlhood" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
In two minutes the mules are again unmuffled and mounted.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
The merry popping of her unmuffled exhaust told that the engine was busily at work, even if turned on at part speed.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
When it did start the explosions were unmuffled.
"The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology" by Don H. Berkebile
Both scavengers came to a stop, facing one another across the fading of the fires, their unmuffled engines grumbling sullenly.
"World of the Drone" by Robert Abernathy
But we must unmuffle the clapper first.
"The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel" by Mary E. Hanshew
Then Sir Brewnor unmuffled his lady and did in like manner.
"King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table" by Unknown
They unmuffled themselves and unsheathed their swords.
"The Fourth Estate, vol.1" by Armando Palacio Valdés
The unmuffled exhaust did that for him.
"Bert Wilson's Twin Cylinder Racer" by J. W. Duffield
When it did start the explosions were unmuffled.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous
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In news:

(FORTUNE Magazine) – FIRST you hear the pulsating thunder of three dozen unmuffled Harley-Davidsons snaking around the bend.
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