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hushed


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hush  \Hush\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hushed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hushing}.]  [OE.  huschen,  hussen  prob.  of  imitative  origin; 
  cf  LG  hussen  to  lull  to  sleep,  G.  husch  quick,  make  haste, 
  be  silent.] 
  1.  To  still  to  silence;  to  calm;  to  make  quiet;  to  repress 
  the  noise  or  clamor  of 
 
  My  tongue  shall  hush  again  this  storm  of  war. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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.  ``This  matter  is  hushed  up.''  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hushed 
  adj  :  in  a  softened  tone;  "hushed  voices";  "muted  trumpets";  "a 
  subdued  whisper";  "a  quiet  reprimand"  [syn:  {muted},  {subdued}, 
  {quiet}] 




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