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Pronunciation of Dampen: Learn how to pronounce Dampen in English correctly

Learn how to say Dampen correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word damp:

slightly wet:
her hair was still damp from the shower
damp November evenings
1 [mass noun] moisture diffused through the air or a solid substance or condensed on a surface, typically with detrimental or unpleasant effects:
the house reeked of mould and damp
short for firedamp.
(damps) archaic damp air or atmosphere:
the damps of the valley
2 archaic a discouragement or check:
shame gave a damp to her triumph
[with object]
1make (something) slightly wet:
damp a small area with water
2 (damp something down) make a fire burn less strongly by reducing the flow of air to it:
he damped down the fire for the night
control or restrain a feeling or a situation:
she tried to damp down her feelings of despair
3reduce or stop the vibration of (the strings of a piano or other musical instrument) so as to reduce the volume of sound:
the muted notes should be produced by damping the strings at the seventh position
(as adjective damped)
an ensemble of drums including a foot-damped instrument
Physics progressively reduce the amplitude of (an oscillation or vibration):
concrete structures damp out any vibrations
(as adjective damped)
a damped suspension that isolates the chassis from external vibration




Middle English (in the noun sense ‘noxious inhalation’): of West Germanic origin; related to a Middle Low German word meaning ‘vapour, steam, smoke’