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hush

noun

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1 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance
  • the storm passed, and a hush fell over the sea

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2 the near or complete absence of sound
  • a hush fell over the auditorium as the lights went down

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hush

verb

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1 to become still and orderly
  • the whole room hushed when the queen made her entrance

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2 to stop talking
  • the principal asked the children to hush and pay attention during the ceremony

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3 to stop the noise or speech of
  • he tried to hush the baby by making a lot of silly faces

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The first known use of hush was in 1546

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“Hush.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hush. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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