Muffliato Charm (2024)

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"...perhaps most useful of all, Muffliato, a spell that filled the ears of anyone nearby with an unidentifiable buzzing, so that lengthy conversations could be held in class without being overheard."
— Use of the charm[src]

The Muffliato Charm (Muffliato) was a charm used to fill the ears of any person in the vicinity of the caster with an unidentifiable buzzing sound so as to allow for conversation without being overheard,[4] similar to the Imperturbable Charm.


  • 1 History
  • 2 Known uses
  • 3 Known practitioners
  • 4 Etymology
  • 5 Behind the scenes
  • 6 Appearances
  • 7 Notes and references
  • 8 See also


Muffliato Charm (2)

The charm was invented by Severus Snape and recorded during his time as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, meaning it would have been created sometime between 1971 and 1978.[6][7] It is unknown when Severus Snape invented this and many of his other spells as according to Sirius Black "he knew more curses when he arrived at school than half the kids in seventh year".[8]

During the 1988–1989 school year at Hogwarts, this charm was taught by Professor Filius Flitwick to his fifth-year Charms students.[9]

Harry Potter used this spell multiple times during the 1996–1997 school year after discovering the Half-Blood Prince's copy of Advanced Potion-Making.[4] Hermione Granger originally disapproved of using the spell,[10] but came to use it herself when it was needed.[11][1]

On 15 October 1996, Ron Weasley suggested that Harry Potter should have cast Muffliato during Herbology class, to have prevented Professor Pomona Sprout from overhearing their conversation.[10]

On 2 September 1997, during the infiltration of the Ministry, Harry Potter realised that in the corridors near Dolores Umbridge's office was such silence as the Muffliato Charm was cast on the entire floor. He was also thinking about throwing Muffliato in the courtroom on Dolores Umbridge and Corban Yaxley, but he said that saying the incantation would cause a violent reaction from Hermione Granger.[12]

Known uses[]

Harry Potter9 March 1997Used it on the Hospital Wing's doors to prevent Poppy Pomfrey from overhearing him when he talked with Dobby and Kreacher.[4]
22 April 1997Used it during the Charms lesson to prevent six-years from overhearing him when he talked with Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley about Horace Slughorn's memory, Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes and Albus Dumbledore's promise.[13]
Hermione Granger31 July 1997Used it on the attic's doors in The Burrow to prevent Weasleys from overhearing her, when she talked with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley.[11]
2 September 1997To protect campsite she shared in Dartmoor with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, when they hunted for Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes.[1]

Known practitioners[]


  • The English word muffle means "to make a sound less distinct by covering its source."

Behind the scenes[]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 14 (The Thief)
  2. Scholastic Pronunciation Guide
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 15 (The Goblin's Revenge)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 19 (Elf Tails)
  5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 12 (Silver and Opals) - "Harry had already attempted a few of the Prince’s self-invented spells."
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Pottermore - All about... Severus Snape
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)
  8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 27 (Padfoot Returns)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 25 (Creature of Chaos) - Charms Lesson "Muffliato"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 13 (The Secret Riddle)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 7 (The Will of Albus Dumbledore)
  12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 13 (The Muggle-Born Registration Commission)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 24 (Sectumsempra)

See also[]

Charms (class)

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Charm-book writers and developers
Blagdon Blay · Daisy Pennifold · Delfina Crimp · Miranda Goshawk · Jarleth Hobart · Basil Horton · Helixa Hyslop · Syna Hyslop · Randolph Keitch · Levina Monkstanley · Orabella Nuttley · Mnemone Radford · Scarpin · Elliot Smethwyck · Felix Summerbee · Violeta Stitch
ProfessorsFortinbras · Filius Flitwick · Abraham Ronen · Unidentified male professor · Unidentified medieval professor
TextbooksAchievements in Charming · Extreme Incantations · Quintessence: A Quest · The Standard Book of Spells
Charms studied at Hogwarts
Anti-Alohom*ora Charm · Ascension Charm (Ascendio) · Banishing Charm (Depulso) · Blackboard Writing Spell · Blue sparks · Bombardment Spell (Bombarda) · Box Blasting Charm (Cistem Aperio) · Bubble-Head Charm · Cheering Charm · Cleaning Charm · Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Confundus Charm (Confundo) · Counter-charm for hiccoughs · Dancing Feet Spell (Tarantallegra) · Descendo · Disarming Charm (Expelliarmus) · Disillusionment Charm · Drought Charm · Entrancing Enchantments (theoretically) · Eradication Spell (Deletrius) · Engorgement Charm (Engorgio) · Extinguishing Spell · Fire-Making Spell (Incendio) · Freezing Charm (Immobulus) · Freezing Spell (Glacius) · Full Body-Bind Curse (Petrificus Totalus) · General Counter-Spell (Finite Incantatem) · Gouging Spell (Defodio) · Growth Charm · Ice Jinx · Impervius Charm (Impervius) · Knitting Charm · Knockback Jinx (Flipendo) · Leg-Locker Curse (Locomotor Mortis) · Levitation Charm (Wingardium Leviosa) · Locking Spell (Colloportus) · Locomotion Charm (Locomotor) · Lumos Solem Spell (Lumos Solem) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Memory Charm (Obliviate) · Muffliato Charm (Muffliato) · Nonverbal spells · Pack Charm (Pack) · Red Sparks (Vermillious) · Reductor Curse (Reducto) · Scouring Charm (Scourgify) · Seize and pull charm (Carpe Retractum) · Severing Charm (Diffindo) · Shrinking Charm (Reducio) · Silencing Charm (Silencio) · Slowing Charm (Arresto Momentum) · Skurge Charm (Skurge) · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Spell for growing legs · Substantive Charm · Summoning Charm (Accio) · Tickling Charm (Rictusempra) · Unlocking Charm (Alohom*ora) · Vinegar to wine spell · Wand-Extinguishing Charm (Nox) · Wand-Lighting Charm (Lumos) · Lumos Maxima · Water-Making Spell (Aguamenti)

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Muffliato Charm (2024)


What does the muffliato charm fill its targets ears with? ›

The Muffliato Charm (Muffliato) was a charm used to fill the ears of any person in the vicinity of the caster with an unidentifiable buzzing sound so as to allow for conversation without being overheard, similar to the Imperturbable Charm.

In which of these scenarios would you use the muffliato charm? ›

One scenario where the Muffliato Charm could be used is during a school exam, to prevent other students from overhearing your answers and cheating. Another scenario is during a secret meeting, where you want to ensure that the conversation remains confidential and cannot be eavesdropped on.

What is the muffling spell in Harry Potter? ›

Muffliato. The muffling charm prevents others from hearing or disturbing your conversations.

Which charm is the dancing feet jinx? ›

Tarantallegra, the Dancing jinx, apparently causes uncontrollable jerking and twitching in the legs of the person against whom it is cast.

What did sectumsempra do? ›

Sectumsempra was a curse invented by Severus Snape that lacerated the target and caused severe haemorrhaging. Snape created it as a student of Hogwarts, with the intention of using it against his enemies, likely including the Marauders, with it becoming one of his specialities.

Can Ascendio be used underwater? ›

The Ascension Charm (Ascendio) was the incantation of a charm which flung the caster high into the air. The charm also worked underwater, propelling the caster above the surface.

What does rictusempra do in Harry Potter? ›

Harry Potter's use on Draco Malfoy in the Duelling Club. The Tickling Charm (Rictusempra), also known as the Rictusempra Charm, is a spell that causes a victim to buckle with laughter. It also has at least two other side effects on the victim. It is usually used as a diversionary tactic in duels.

What charm gets rid of Dementors? ›

The Patronus Charm is a defensive spell that, if performed correctly, conjures a silvery animal form particular to the user. The charm is used to defend against Dementors - where the witch or wizard summons a guardian to shield them.

What charm is protego? ›

The Shield Charm (Protego) was a charm that protected the caster with an invisible shield that reflected spells and blocked physical entities. It was a part of the Defence Against the Dark Arts curriculum and was taught to sixth years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

What is the wet spell in Harry Potter? ›

Auguamenti was a charm that created a jet of clear drinkable water ejected from the tip of the caster's wand. Taught at N.E.W.T level this was a simple but useful spell that could create anything from a trickle to a wave of water but could not be used against magical fire such as Fiendfyre.

What spell did Hermione use to hide? ›

The Disillusionment Charm (incantation unknown) was a charm that disguised a target as its surroundings by making it take on the exact colour and texture of its environment, effectively turning it into a chameleon.

What is the deaf spell in Harry Potter? ›

The Silencing Charm (Silencio) was a charm that rendered the victim temporarily mute. Working on both beasts and beings, it was immensely difficult to perform, more so on ravens than frogs. If performed incorrectly, the target would swell up to an immense size and begin making deafening sounds.

What is finger removing jinx Harry Potter? ›

Finger-removing jinx
  • Incantation. Depello Articulus.
  • Type. Jinx.
  • Light. None.
  • Effect. This jinx removes the fingers off of the intended person's hands.

What does Scourgify do in Harry Potter? ›

The Scouring Charm (Scourgify) was a cleaning charm used for washing things. It could also be used to clean out smaller infestations of bundimun.

What charm freezes target in place? ›

The Freezing Charm (Immobulus) was a charm which immobilised and stopped the actions of the target. With the use of this charm, the movement of living or animated targets was stopped, and the functioning of objects such as Muggle burglar alarms was halted.

What does the charm Descendo can make a targeted object do? ›

Descendo was the incantation of a charm that made objects fall or move downwards.

What does the Accio charm do? ›

The Summoning Charm (Accio) was a charm that summoned an object toward the caster. It was able to summon objects in direct line of sight of the caster, as well as things out of view, by calling the object aloud after the incantation (unless the spell was cast nonverbally).

How do Muggle repelling charms work? ›

The Muggle-Repelling Charm (Repello Muggletum) was a charm that prevented Muggles from seeing or entering an area. Any non-magic person that would get close to the vicinity of the enchantment would remember something urgent to do and leave.

What does the obliviate charm do? ›

"Point me!"This article is about the charm. You may be looking for the trading card. The Memory Charm (Obliviate), also known as the Forgetfulness Charm, was a charm that could be used to erase specific memories from an individual's mind.

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