ETYM French moufle, prop., a mitten, from the resemblance in shape. Related to Muffle, Muff.
A kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature.
ETYM Cf. French maffle, mumble, Dutch moffelen.
To deaden (a sound or noise), esp. by wrapping; SYN. mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down.