Damper - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdæmpər|  American pronunciation of the word damper
Brit.  |ˈdampə|  British pronunciation of the word damper

noun

- a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
- a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations (syn: muffler)
- a depressing restraint

rain put a damper on our picnic plans

Examples

...the pianist used the damper pedal on the piano for the quiet passages...

A serious knee-injury has put a damper on his football career.

rain put a damper on our picnic plans

A couple of knee injuries put a damper on his football career.

Word forms

noun
singular: damper
plural: dampers
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