hushed

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.

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2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A hushed voice or hushed conversation is very quiet.

At first we spoke in hushed voices and crept about in order not to alarm them...

We switched off the engine and discussed the situation in hushed whispers.

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  • 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

  • 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-up — adj. kept secret; used of reports; as, hushed up stories sometimes leak out. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of 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 — 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

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