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Drown out   /draʊn aʊt/   Listen
Drown out

Make imperceptible.

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"Drown out" Quotes from Famous Books

... abides. The troops filed past the body, for the most part silently, while desultory cries of "Viva Espana!" from among the "patriotic" Filipino volunteers were summarily hushed by a Spanish artillery-officer's stern rebuke: "Silence, you rabble!" To drown out the fitful cheers and the audible murmurs, the bands struck up Spanish national airs. Stranger death-dirge no man and system ever had. Carnival revelers now dance about the scene and Filipino schoolboys play ...
— The Social Cancer - A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere • Jose Rizal

... as a factor in his discomfort was lacking. At noon, indeed, the older children came in with a shout, brimful of communications too important to wait, so that the three all talked at once, each voice upraised in a laudable endeavor to drown out the other two. But just as Joel was telling himself that it was intolerable, enough to drive a man out of his seven senses, the announcement of dinner produced an agreeable lull in the uproar. And when the baby was taken upstairs for its nap and Celia ...
— Other People's Business - The Romantic Career of the Practical Miss Dale • Harriet L. Smith

Words linked to "Drown out" :   resound, make noise, noise

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