There followed a muffled boom.
He could tell from her muffled voice she was crying.
The messenger's voice was muffled by the door.
Evelyn sang, her voice muffled through the door.
Dean never even heard Gladys Turnbull's muffled alarm clock.
I quite understand, said Berg, getting up and speaking in a muffled and guttural voice.
I was surprised when the recipient of my muffled tip-calls was not the usual person.
The Guardian's muffled voice grew louder as he pulled the head off the costume.
The whites of Jade.s eyes were visible before they drew near enough to hear his muffled shouts.
The only sound was the muffled sound of hooves in the sand and the occasional clink of a harness.
"What happened?" a muffled voice asked.
"Owls don't sing," Martha said, her voice muffled against the plush toy, "but I love him anyway."
"No, it isn't," she answered, her voice muffled against his shoulder.
She didn't look back, but his muffled curse chased after her.
She turned and ran, her laughter muffled in the waterlogged air.
The muffled beats of music thumped through her open windows.
Then he heard a muffled sound from behind the partially closed bathroom door.
Natasha, muffled up in shawls which did not hide her eager face and shining eyes, galloped up to them.
She made no effort to move away from him, but he pushed her slightly forward until she stumbled, and caught a branch as she let out a muffled scream.
The muffled sound of hooves on sand approached the opening between two wagons.
Traci called, voice muffled by the bathroom door.
Voices rose from behind the door, their words too muffled by the wood to distinguish.
She heard a muffled response to her knock and walked in, not caring if he bid her enter or get lost.
As she looked over his shoulder, she caught her breath in a muffled scream.
The larger bell was muffled and the little bells on the harness stuffed with paper.
A long time passed until both heard the muffled but distinct sound of Martha's quiet sobbing in her adjacent room.
General Greene asked, his voice muffled over the communications system.
The sound of a door closing and muffled voices outside the door were followed by silence.
The sound of a muffled explosion from beyond the door made her rise.
There was a moment of realization as he understood her brave actions, and then a snap as the line let loose and he tumbled backwards like some mortally wounded game bird shot from the sky, arms outstretched, scream muffled in his mask.
"I just want to be away from him," Edith said in a muffled voice.
The second caller was a lady friend of Fred's by the sound of the muffled conversation.
She began to cry, her sobs muffled as she leaned forward against her arms.
She continued to cry in muffled sobs against his chest.
But then, in the quietness of the night, he began to hear beyond the door, the muffled but clear sounds of lovemaking.
voice dies away in five or six low muffled sounds very much resembling distant thunder.
Muffled steps hurried down the hall toward her door and Katie pounded on the door.
When the port of Boston was closed by Great Britain in 1774 the bell of the old First Parish Church (Unitarian) of Portland (built 1740; the present building dates from 1825) was muffled and rung from morning till night, and in other ways the town showed its sympathy for the patriot cause.
Even Gladys Turnbull's alarm must have been muffled enough not to disturb his slumber.
Dean sat a while longer, amid night sounds, the ticking clock, and the muffled ringing of Gladys Turnbull's alarm.
The muffled ring of his new phone woke him just as dawn's light crept through the window.
There is a muffled hiss which soon subsides into silence.
This could be fixed, within certain limits, at whatever pitch suited the composition; but on the horn it could be only very partially filled out by notes of a muffled quality produced by inserting the hand into the bell of the instrument, a device impossible on the trumpet.
By careful training her voice, originally hard and harsh, had become flexible and melodious, and its low and muffled notes under the influence of passion possessed a thrilling and penetrating quality that was irresistible.
As if in celebration, the fireworks ended in a fury of light and muffled noise.
While eating dessert, they heard a muffled moan from the bed.
It was as if small objects had been buried in the ground, and their weak magic was muffled.
Sofia's anguished scream was still muffled.
Do I hear the muffled sobs of a Wounded Child?
Above the incantations there was the muffled thud of music from the next field.
The head is large and crested with a short beak, leaf type comb, muffled face, small rounded wattles and earlobes.
That we can hear slightly muffled, sitting in the sun grinning big stupid grins, not believing our luck?
Sound is muffled on a vinyl floor tile due to the soft cushioning each has.
hasty exit into the passage that led to their rooms whence muffled laughter exploded.
How came ye muffled in so hush a mask?
jangleoft repeated vocal lines have a muffled tone and are buried within the music, while jangling guitar work lifts the mood.
They made a hasty exit into the passage that led to their rooms whence muffled laughter exploded.
mournful tones of the muffled bells.
muffled thud of music from the next field.
muffled peals on the church bells.
muffled roar of the bus brought me out of my fugue.
muffled laughter exploded.
muffled by the thickness of the tavern walls.
Things are clear in the studio, slightly muffled outside.
The bells were half muffled in memory of HRH Princess Margaret.
The sound was still quite loud at 100 yards but it was so muffled as to be useless.
The request has been made that bells are not muffled.
Audio English mono - sounds okay but rather muffled compared to the other tracks.
Engine noise is well muffled and vibration can only really be felt through the gearstick.
muffled in a cloak.
All shops and public houses closed and muffled peals on the church bells.
But over the last thirty years letterpress has disappeared and the muffled, blurred effect of pixellated images has become universal.
In distant parts of the building I heard the muffled slamming of doors.
He heard Gladys' muffled alarm at least twice, and someone rummaging around the kitchen, all well before the light gave a hint of welcoming Sunday.
Splintering and groaning filled the air, followed by muffled crashes as the trees behind the Others toppled into the snow.
There had been a ' muffled explosion ' in one of the nearby Underground tunnels, and they were evacuating.
If the canal is excessively swollen, hearing may become muffled.
Dare to knock with a loud thud in muffled orange fingerless gloves.
Because the vocal cords are located in the larynx just below the area of the epiglottis, the swollen epiglottis makes the patient's voice sound muffled and strained.
Older children often complain of muffled hearing or a sense of fullness in the ear.
It may be helpful, though, to invest in an external microphone if you want to capture sounds that may otherwise be muffled by the camera's microphone.
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