hushed


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hush

 (hŭsh)
v. hushed, hush·ing, hush·es
v.tr.
1. To make silent or quiet.
2. To calm; soothe.
3. To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of. Often used with up: tried to hush up the damaging details.
v.intr.
To be or become silent or still.
n.
A silence or stillness, especially after noise.
adj. Archaic
Silent; quiet.

[Probably back-formation from Middle English husht, silent, of imitative origin.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hushed - in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"

hushed

adjective quiet, low, soft, subdued, low-pitched At first we spoke in hushed voices.
loud, noisy

hushed

adjective
1. Marked by, done with, or making no sound or noise:
Archaic: hush.
2. Not irritating, strident, or loud:
Translations
ساكِن، هادئ
tichý
tavs
òögull

hushed

[hʌʃt] ADJ [silence] → profundo; [tone] → callado, muy bajo
the room was hushedla sala estaba en silencio
the atmosphere was hushedel ambiente era silencioso

hushed

[ˈhʌʃt] adj
(= not noisy) [place] → silencieux/euse
[tone, voice, conversation] → étouffé(e)hush-hush [ˌhʌʃˈhʌʃ] adjultra-secret/ètehush money nprix m du silence de qn
to pay sb hush money → acheter le silence de qn

hushed

adj voicesgedämpft; wordsleise; crowdschweigend; courtroomstill; in hushed tonesmit gedämpfter Stimme, in gedämpftem Ton; in hushed whispersim gedämpften Flüsterton

hushed

[hʌʃt] adj (tone, voice) → sommesso/a; (silence) → profondo/a

hush

(haʃ) interjection
be quiet; silence. Hush! Don't wake the baby.
noun
silence. A hush came over the room.
hushed adjective
silent, still. a hushed room/crowd.
hush up
to prevent from becoming known to the general public. The affair was hushed up.
References in classic literature ?
he said in a hushed voice, as if he had just wakened up, `it don't seem like I am away from there twenty-six year
A single, wild, despairing shriek rose from the cavern, and all was hushed again as the grave.
Poor Douglas, before his death--when it was in sight--committed to me the manuscript that reached him on the third of these days and that, on the same spot, with immense effect, he began to read to our hushed little circle on the night of the fourth.
And, as for me, if, by any possibility, there be any as yet undiscovered prime thing in me; if I shall ever deserve any real repute in that small but high hushed world which I might not be unreasonably ambitious of; if hereafter I shall do anything that, upon the whole, a man might rather have done than to have left undone; if, at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious MSS.
He was, however, so useful that two or three times York had hushed the matter up and kept it from the earl's knowledge; but one night, when Reuben had to drive a party home from a ball he was so drunk that he could not hold the reins, and a gentleman of the party had to mount the box and drive the ladies home.
The statuettes and pictures in Eva's room were shrouded in white napkins, and only hushed breathings and muffled footfalls were heard there, and the light stole in solemnly through windows partially darkened by closed blinds.
There seemed to come up from its waters and its vine-clad hills and valleys a hushed music as of Crusaders departing for the Holy Land.
It is a pain to me to this day, to remember how that old German Lear raged and wept and howled around the stage, with never a response from that hushed house, never a single outburst till the act was ended.