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Definition of "hush" []

  • To make silent or quiet. (verb-transitive)
  • To calm; soothe. (verb-transitive)
  • To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of. Often used with up: tried to hush up the damaging details. (verb-transitive)
  • To be or become silent or still. (verb-intransitive)
  • A silence or stillness, especially after noise. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hush" in a sentence
  • "If we get a really good title out, then expect me to reward the contributor (s) with a very special gift. * hush hush*"
  • "Plus shocking allegations from Nicole Brown ` s sister that the families were offered what she called hush money."
  • "O.J. outrage, tonight an unbelievable new twist, shocking allegations from Nicole Brown ` s sister that the families were offered what she calls hush money from the people who put together Simpson ` s offensive confession TV special and book."