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hush

hush

 
pronunciation:
huhsh
parts of speech:
interjection, verb, noun
part of speech: interjection
definition: "Be quiet."
Hush! I can't hear the movie.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: hushed, hushes, hushing
definition 1: to become quiet; stop all noise.
The crowd hushed when the president began to speak.
synonyms:
quiet
similar words:
calm, lull, shut up, still
definition 2: to cause to be quiet.
The mother hushed her children when they started to argue.
synonyms:
quiet
similar words:
calm, shut up, silence, still
definition 3: to keep from public knowledge (often followed by "up").
The government tried to hush up the truth about what happened.
synonyms:
hide
similar words:
silence, smother, squash
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a calm or silence after noise stops.
We enjoyed the hush of evening after a difficult day at work.
synonyms:
calm, quiet, silence
similar words:
lull
derivations: hushful (adj.), hushedly (adv.), hushfully (adv.)