Hush

Definition of Hush

Pronunciation: hŭsh
v. t.1.To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of.
[imp. & p. p. Hushed (hŭsht); p. pr. & vb. n. Hushing.]
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.
- Pope.
v. i.1.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.
n.1.Stillness; silence; quiet.
Hush money
money paid to secure silence, or to prevent the disclosure of facts.
- Swift.
a.1.Silent; quiet.

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