Meaning of ÉTOUFFÉ in English

|āˌtü|fā adjective

Etymology: French, from past participle of étouffer to stifle, smother, mute, from Middle French estouffer to smother, suffocate

: stifled , smothered — used especially of a damping or muting of the tone on a stringed instrument (as the harp)

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