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
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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 ?
But it was all very confusing, and not quite pleasant, so that Pollyanna was glad, indeed, when at last she found herself outside in the hushed, sweet air--only she was very sorry, too: for she knew it was not going to be easy, or anything but sad, to tell Jimmy Bean to-morrow that the Ladies' Aid had decided that they would rather send all their money to bring up the little India boys than to save out enough to bring up one little boy in their own town, for which they would not get "a bit of credit in the report," according to the tall lady who wore spectacles.
A darkened and hushed room; the river outside the windows flowing on to the vast ocean; a figure on the bed, swathed and bandaged and bound, lying helpless on its back, with its two useless arms in splints at its sides.
Audibly the elm-leaves whispered Peaceful, pleasant melodies, Like the distant murmured music Of unquiet, lovely seas: While the winds were hushed in slumber In the fragrant flowers and trees.