- to stop from making noise; make quiet or silent
- to soothe; calm; lull
Origin of hushMiddle English huschen ; from huscht, quiet (mistaken as past participle ): of echoic origin, originally
to stop making noise; be or become quiet or silent
Archaic silent; hushed
absence of noise or a cessation of noise; quiet; silence
- to keep quiet
- to keep from being told; suppress the report or discussion of
verbhushed, hush·ing, hush·es
- To make silent or quiet.
- To calm; soothe.
- To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of. Often used with up: tried to hush up the damaging details.
To be or become silent or still.
A silence or stillness, especially after noise.
Origin of hushProbably back-formation from Middle English husht, silent, of imitative origin.
(third-person singular simple present hushes, present participle hushing, simple past and past participle hushed)