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hush

[huhsh]
interjection
1.
(used as a command to be silent or quiet.)
verb (used without object)
2.
to become or be silent or quiet: They hushed as the judge walked in.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make silent; silence.
4.
to suppress mention of; keep concealed (often followed by up ): They hushed up the scandal.
5.
to calm, quiet, or allay: to hush someone's fears.
noun
6.
silence or quiet, especially after noise.
7.
Phonetics. either of the sibilant sounds (sh) and (zh).
adjective
8.
Archaic. silent; quiet.

Origin:
1350–1400; apparently back formation from husht whist2 (Middle English huissht), the -t being taken for past participle suffix

hushedly [huhsh-id-lee, huhsht-lee] , adverb
hushful, adjective
hushfully, adverb
unhushing, adjective


6. peace, stillness, tranquillity.
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hush1 (hʌʃ)
 
vb
1.  to make or become silent; quieten
2.  to soothe or be soothed
 
n
3.  stillness; silence
4.  an act of hushing
 
interj
5.  a plea or demand for silence
 
[C16: probably from earlier husht quiet!, the -t being thought to indicate a past participle]
 
hushed1
 
adj

hush2 (hʌʃ)
 
vb
1.  to run water over the ground to erode (surface soil), revealing the underlying strata and any valuable minerals present
2.  to wash (an ore) by removing particles of earth with rushing water
 
n
3.  a gush of water, esp when artificially produced
 
[C18: of imitative origin]

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hush
1546, variant of M.E. huisht (c.1380), probably of imitative origin, with terminal -t lost probably by being mistaken for a pt. suffix. Hush-hush (adj.) is 1916 reduplication. Hush-money is attested from 1709. Hush-puppy "deep-fried ball of cornmeal batter" first attested 1918; as a type of lightweight
soft shoe, it is a proprietary name, registered 1961.
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