noun (poetic) tranquil silence
verb become quiet or still; fall silent
verb cause to be quiet or not talk
shut up; hush up; quieten; still; silence.
- Please silence the children in the church!
verb become quiet or quieter
quiesce; pipe down; quiet; quiet down; quieten.
- The audience fell silent when the speaker entered
verb wash by removing particles
verb run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals
Hush transitive verb
, prob. of imitative origin; cf. LG. hussen
to lull to sleep, G. husch
quick, make haste, be silent.
imperfect & past participle Hushed ; present participle & verbal noun Hushing
- 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.
- To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.
With thou, then,
Hush my cares?
And hush'd my deepest grief of all.
Hush intransitive verb
- 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.
But all these strangers' presence every one did hush.
- Stillness; silence; quiet. R. "It is the hush of night."
- Silent; quiet. "Hush as death."
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