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hush

hush

pronunciation:
huhsh
parts of speech:
interjection, intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: interjection
definition: used as a request or command to be quiet (sometimes fol. by up).
Hush! You'll wake up the baby.
synonyms:
sh, shush
similar words:
mum, peace, silence
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hushed, hushes, hushing
definition: to become quiet; cease all noise.
The audience hushed as the candidate began her speech.
synonyms:
quiet
similar words:
calm, lull, shut up, still
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to be quiet.
The librarian hushed the children.
synonyms:
quiet, shush
similar words:
calm, shut up, silence, still
definition 2: to keep from public awareness or knowledge; suppress (often fol. by up).
The government could not hush up the recent scandal.
synonyms:
hide, suppress
similar words:
quash, silence, smother, squash, squelch
definition 3: to soothe or calm; eliminate (fears, distress, or the like).
Her soothing words hushed the child's fears.
synonyms:
assuage
similar words:
allay, calm, mollify, palliate, quiet, soothe
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a stillness, silence, or calm, esp. after noise or turmoil.
They sat out on the porch, enjoying the hush of evening.
synonyms:
calm, quiet, silence, stillness
similar words:
lull
derivations: hushful (adj.), hushedly (adv.), hushfully (adv.)