(used as a command to be silent or quiet.)
verb (used without object)
to become or be silent or quiet:
They hushed as the judge walked in.
verb (used with object)
to make silent; silence.
to suppress mention of; keep concealed (often followed by up):
They hushed up the scandal.
to calm, quiet, or allay:
to hush someone’s fears.
silence or quiet, especially after noise.
Phonetics. either of the sibilant sounds (sh) and (zh).
Archaic. silent; quiet.
to make or become silent; quieten
to soothe or be soothed
an act of hushing
a plea or demand for silence
to run water over the ground to erode (surface soil), revealing the underlying strata and any valuable minerals present
to wash (an ore) by removing particles of earth with rushing water
a gush of water, esp when artificially produced
1540s, variant of Middle English huisht (late 14c.), probably of imitative origin, with terminal -t lost probably by being mistaken for a past tense suffix. Hush-hush (adj.) is 1916 reduplication. Related: Hushed; hushing. The noun is attested from 1680s. As an interjection meaning “be quiet,” attested by c.1600. To hush (one’s) mouth “be quiet” is attested from 1878. Hush up “suppress talk for secrecy’s sake” is from 1630s. Hush-money is attested from 1709. Hush-puppy “deep-fried ball of cornmeal batter” first attested 1899; as a type of lightweight soft shoe, it is a proprietary name, registered 1961.
[huhsh-huhsh] /ˈhʌʃˌhʌʃ/ adjective 1. highly secret or confidential: a hush-hush political investigation. adjective 1. (informal) (esp of official work, documents, etc) secret; confidential adjective Very secret; classified: a hush-hush border meeting noun : Why all the hush-hush about Walden? (1916+)
- Hu Shih
[hoo shœ] /ˈhu ˈʃœ/ noun 1. 1891–1962, Chinese scholar and diplomat.
[huhsh] /hʌʃ/ interjection 1. (used as a command to be silent or quiet.) verb (used without object) 2. to become or be silent or quiet: They hushed as the judge walked in. verb (used with object) 3. to make silent; silence. 4. to suppress mention of; keep concealed (often followed by up): They hushed up […]
noun 1. a bribe to keep someone silent about something, especially to keep the receiver from exposing a scandal. noun 1. (slang) money given to a person, such as an accomplice, to ensure that something is kept secret noun phrase Money paid to ensure silence: You can’t give ”hush money” to someone who’s already talked […]