hush

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English huschen (to hush) (as past participle husht (silent; hushed) and interjection husht (quiet!)). Cognate with Low German huschen, hüssen (to hush; lull), German huschen (to shoo; scurry), Danish hysse (to hush), and maybe Albanian hesht.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hʌʃ/, /hʊʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌʃ
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

hush (third-person singular simple present hushes, present participle hushing, simple past and past participle hushed)

  1. (intransitive) To become quiet.
  2. (transitive) To make quiet.
  3. (transitive) To appease; to allay; to soothe.
  4. (transitive) To clear off soil and other materials overlying the bedrock.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

hush (uncountable)

  1. A silence, especially after some noise
  2. A mining method using water

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Jamaican Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English hush.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hʌʃ/
  • Hyphenation: hush

Interjection[edit]

hush

  1. there, there (calm somebody)
    • 2017, Kelly Daviot, “Hush yah, Shaneke, such is life”, in The Jamaica Gleaner[1] (in English):
      Hush yah, Shaneke, such is life. []
      There, there, Shaneke. Such is life. []
    Georgie, mi sorry fi 'ear seh yuh mooma dead. Hush. Doan cry.
    George, I'm sorry your mom died. There, there. Don't cry.

Verb[edit]

hush

  1. be quiet
    Chile, hush yu mouth!
    Child, be quiet!