Baffling meaning?

I saw this from a movie. Put up some baffling. What is the meaning of this? I know that baffling means something that close to confusing. But here I don’t get the meaning.


If I take an excerpt,
This phrase is from Avengers, age of Ultron:

Reroute everything.

We get one shot at this.

I know what I need to do.

The dining room.

If I knock out that easy wall, I’d make a nice workspace for Laura, huh?

Put up some baffling.


Yes, this usage is not that easy to find.

‘Baffling’ in this sense corresponds to these senses of

baffle: …


  1. A usually static device that regulates the flow of a fluid or light.

  2. A partition that prevents interference between sound waves in a loudspeaker.


and focuses more on the material / construction of the baffle.

A baffle (count noun) is something intended to regulate (perhaps moderate) flow (of perhaps sound, wind); baffling (not used with numerals) is the construction material involved. Baffling may be easily workable material, but if it is to be ‘put up’, it’s obviously something more substantial here.

[post edit] It will doubtless be some noise-reducing material here.

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