[ US /ˈdæmpɝ/ ]
[ UK /dˈæmpɐ/ ]
  1. a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
  2. a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
  3. a depressing restraint
    rain put a damper on our picnic plans
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How To Use damper In A Sentence

  • During performance, most students will need to stand while depressing the damper pedal to access the interior of the piano.
  • MRF damper oriented semi active suspension of tracked vehicle, whose damping force can be controlled and adjusted following the environment, can relieve the vehicle's vibration effectively.
  • Managing your monthly credit card bills can be a damper on your free time, but how about retracing the entire bill in black marker and photo documenting every purchase on your statement?
  • Indifferent, insolent, squally weather put a bit of a damper on the festive and cultural activities over the bank holiday weekend.
  • When you use your fireplace, you can reduce the stress on your heating system by opening dampers at the bottom of the firebox.
  • Kozel yelled, and the shuttle decelerated rapidly, for a moment overpowering the inertial dampers. Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire
  • And when you want a bite to eat you can head on over to John's camp oven for a steaming plate of stew and damper.
  • The tank has been equipped with torsion bar running gear and hydraulic dampers have been fitted to the first and last pair of wheels.
  • We may not reach sight reading at all during his lesson because he needs so much help using the damper pedal correctly during one of his repertoire pieces.
  • Those complaints didn't put a damper on sales, however, as NPD reported the title sold 114,000 copies in the U.S. in just over two weeks. IGN PS3
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