Examples of hush-hush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hall & Oates are in the midst of a hush-hush legal battle that has led Daryl Hall to obtain a restraining order against his former music partner John Oates. Emily St. Martin, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Three months after holding a hush-hush wedding ceremony in Hawaii on the 25th anniversary of the music legend's death, the actor filed for divorce from his idol's offspring. Maria Yagoda, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 Unlike a traditional speakeasy, the party wasn’t hush-hush. Dan Greene, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 The hush-hush complex was created in 1961 by the Kennedy administration after the Bay of Pigs invasion. CBS News, 8 Sep. 2023 So is a hush-hush intelligence operation that takes care of global problems on the down low (and features a nifty cameo from a notable Oscar nominee). Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2023 But in a library, where the norm has always been hush-hush? Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 31 July 2023 Simply create a free Gilt account by signing up with your email address and immediately gain access to this hush-hush Birkenstock sale. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 28 July 2023 The plan was so hush-hush that Seaspray, who was working with Save Our Allies — a U.S.-based group that rescues people in war zones — refused to provide details to Fox News executives scrambling to get Hall out of the country. Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hush-hush was in 1916

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“Hush-hush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hush-hush. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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