Hush v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hushed p. pr. & vb. n. Hushing.]
1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of.
My tongue shall hush again this storm of war. --Shak.
2. To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.
With thou, then,
Hush my cares? --Otway.
And hush'd my deepest grief of all. --Tennyson.
To hush up, to procure silence concerning; to suppress; to keep secret. “This matter is hushed up.”
adj : in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a
subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand" [syn: muted, subdued,