Meaning of DAMPER in English

DAMPER

n.1 a person or thing that discourages, or tempers enthusiasm.

2 a device that reduces shock or noise.

3 a metal plate in a flue to control the draught, and so the rate of combustion.

4 Mus. a pad silencing a piano string except when removed by means of a pedal or by the note's being struck.

5 esp. Austral. & NZ unleavened bread or cake of flour and water baked in wood ashes.

Phrases and idioms:

put a damper on take the vigour or enjoyment out of.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.