Definition of 'hush'
Example sentences containing 'hush'
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Previous is quick to act, telling us in hushed tones that under no circumstances must we leave the vehicle - before getting out himself. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Previous is quick to act, telling us in hushed tones that under no circumstances must we leave the vehicle - before getting out himself. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There was little or no traffic and there was a deathly hush. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There was a horrible hush in the crowd. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Suddenly the screams and shouts stopped and there was a terrible hush. The Sun (2007)There are hushed conversations between various media crews waiting to get a piece of the action. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They beam with pride as an automatic hush descends. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We spoke to each other in hushed tones. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No wonder they still speak of him in hushed tones. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He spoke in such hushed tones he was barely audible. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There was a deathly hush for most of the night as their team gave the fans little to get excited about. The Sun (2010)They use it to pay hush money for a minister's sin. In God's Country: travels in the Bible belt, USA. (1989)She was allegedly paid 300,000 hush money. The Sun (2014)Mum and Dad had lots of hushed conversations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Just before 9am the drilling stopped and hush descended. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Conversations are hushed, sober and polite. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At 4pm a hush descends and a military band plays the national anthem. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As the result was announced, a radio was turned on and a hush descended. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I know this is hard, but quiet resignations and hushed conversations are not the answer. Christianity Today (2000)Her PR walks over from a hushed conversation with the photographer and interrupts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There was space between the tables to move and breathe, easy light, quietness without a deathly hush. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Essentially, this is hush money and is either welcome or an insult, depending on your point of view. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'hush'
British English: hush CONVENTION
You say 'Hush!' to someone when you are asking or telling them to be quiet.
Hush, my love, it's all right.
British English: hush NOUN
You say there is a hush in a place when everything is quiet and peaceful, or suddenly becomes quiet.
A hush fell over the crowd and I knew something terrible had happened.
British English: hush VERB
If you hush someone or if they hush, they stop speaking or making a noise.
She tried to hush her noisy father.
Definition of hush from the Collins English Dictionary
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