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Hush

Hush Meaning & Definition
Hush Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Hush?

[n] (poetic) tranquil silence; "the still of the night"
[v] run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals; in mining
[v] wash by removing particles; in mining; "Wash ores"
[v] become quiet or still; fall silent; "hush my babay!"
[v] cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
[v] become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Hush: hush up | pipe down | quiesce | quiet | quiet down | quieten | quieten | shut up | silence | still | still | stillness

Related Terms | Find terms related to Hush: allay | appease | assibilate | assibilation | awful silence | black out | buzz | calm | calm down | censor | choke | choke off | compose | conceal | cool | cover up | cradle | dead | dead of night | deathlike silence | dulcify | dumbfound | ease | effervesce | effervescence | effervescing | even out | fall silent | fizz | fizzle | fizzling | frication | frictional rustling | gag | gentle | golden silence | hide | hiss | hissing | hugger-mugger | hugger-muggery | hush of night | hush up | hush-hush | hushing | inaudibility | keep quiet | kill | lisp | lucid stillness | lull | mollify | muffle | mum | mute | muzzle | noiseless | noiselessness | pacify | peace | pipe down | placate | pour balm into | put to silence | quash | quell | quiesce | quiescence | quiet | quiet down | quieten | quietness | quietude | repress | rest | rhonchus | rock | rock to sleep | secretiveness | secretness | shush | shushing | shut down on | shut up | sibilance | sibilate | sibilation | siffle | sigmatism | silence | silent | silentness | siss | sissing | sit on | sizz | sizzle | sizzling | smooth | smooth down | smooth over | smoothen | smother | sneeze | sneezing | sniff | sniffle | snore | snort | snuff | snuffle | soften | soft-pedal | solemn silence | soothe | soundless | soundlessness | spit | splutter | sputter | squash | squelch | squish | stabilize | steady | sternutation | stertor | stifle | still | stillness | stilly | strike dumb | subdue | suppress | swish | tacitness | taciturnity | throttle | tomblike silence | tranquilize | tranquillity | wheeze | whish | whisht | whisper | whist | whistle | whistling | white noise | whiz | whoosh | zip

See Also | calm down | change | change intensity | conquer | curb | gag | gloss over | hush | inhibit | irrigate | lave | lull | muzzle | quiet | shout down | shush | silence | sleek over | stamp down | subdue | suppress | wash | water | whitewash

Hush In Webster's Dictionary

\Hush\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hushed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hushing}.] [OE. huschen, hussen, prob. of imitative origin; cf. LG. hussen to lull to sleep, G. husch quick, make haste, be silent.] 1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of. My tongue shall hush again this storm of war. --Shak. 2. To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe. With thou, then, Hush my cares? --Otway. And hush'd my deepest grief of all. --Tennyson. {To hush up}, to procure silence concerning; to suppress; to keep secret. ``This matter is hushed up.'' --Pope.
\Hush\, v. i. To become or to keep still or quiet; to become silent; -- esp. used in the imperative, as an exclamation; be still; be silent or quiet; make no noise. Hush, idle words, and thoughts of ill. --Keble. But all these strangers' presence every one did hush. --Spenser.
\Hush\, n. Stillness; silence; quiet. [R.] ``It is the hush of night.'' --Byron. {Hush money}, money paid to secure silence, or to prevent the disclosure of facts. --Swift.
\Hush\, a. Silent; quiet. ``Hush as death.'' --Shak.

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