hushed
hushed hushed (h[u^]sht), adj. 1. having the sound level reduced; -- especially used of the noise of conversation; as, speaking in hushed tones.

Syn: muted. [WordNet 1.5]

2. having relatively little noise; as, a hushed church.

Syn: quiet. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hushed — [hʌʃt] adj [usually before noun] quiet because people are listening, waiting to hear something, or talking quietly ▪ A hushed courtroom awaited the verdict. hushed tones/voice/whispers etc (=quiet speech) ▪ They spoke in hushed tones at the table …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hushed — hushed; hushed·ly; …   English syllables

  • hushed — index mute Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hushed — [ hʌʃt ] adjective very quiet …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hushed — [[t]hʌ̱ʃt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A hushed place is peaceful and much quieter and calmer than usual. The house seemed muted, hushed as if it had been deserted... He liked a hushed and dignified atmosphere. Syn: quiet Ant: noisy 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • Hushed — Hush Hush (h[u^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hushed} (h[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hushing}.] [OE. huschen, hussen, prob. of imitative origin; cf. LG. hussen to lull to sleep, G. husch quick, make haste, be silent.] 1. To still; to silence; to calm;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hushed — adjective (usually before noun) quiet because people are listening, waiting to hear something, or talking quietly: A hushed courtroom awaited the verdict. | hushed tones/voice/whispers etc (=quiet speech) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hushed — adjective Very quietly. In soft tones. So awe inspiring was the sight that we spoke only in hushed whispers …   Wiktionary

  • hushed — adj. Hushed is used with these nouns: ↑conversation, ↑silence, ↑tone, ↑voice, ↑whisper …   Collocations dictionary

  • hushed — [hʌʃt] adj very quiet People were talking in hushed voices.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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