hush

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation of obsolete Middle English husht (silent, hushed), a past participle, from the interjection husht (quiet!).

Pronunciation[edit]

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.
    • Otway
      Wilt thou, then, Hush my cares?
    • Tennyson
      And hush'd my deepest grief of all.

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Noun[edit]

hush (uncountable)

  1. A silence, especially after some noise
    • Byron
      It is the hush of night.
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  1. A mining method using water

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Determiner[edit]

hush

  1. which