hush

hush
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. silence, quiet, stillness, calm. —v. t. calm, stifle, muffle; soothe, allay, still; hide, suppress.
II
(Roget's IV) interj.
Syn. quiet, be quiet, stop talking, soft, less noise, pipe down*, sign off*, hush up*; see also shut up .
n.
Syn. peace, stillness, quiet; see silence 1 .
v.
Syn. silence, still, muffle, gag, stop, stifle, force into silence; see also quiet 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
silence, stillness, peace, quiet, lull, quietude, vacuum.
II
v.
silence, quiet, mute, shut up, stifle, muffle, mute, suppress, gag, shush.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To cause to become silent: quiet, quieten, shush, shut up, silence, still. See SOUNDS. 2. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check. Also used with up: burke, choke (back), gag, hold back, hold down, muffle, quench, repress, smother, squelch, stifle, strangle, suppress, throttle. Informal: sit on (or upon). See RESTRAINT. 3. To prevent (something) from being known. Also used with up : cloak, conceal, cover (up), enshroud, hide1, mask, shroud, veil. Idioms: keep under cover, keep under wraps. See SHOW. 4. To keep from being published or transmitted. Also used with up ,: ban, black out, censor, stifle, suppress. Idiom: keep (or put) a lid on. See SHOW. II noun 1. The absence of sound or noise: noiselessness, quiet, quietness, silence, sound-lessness, still, stillness. See SOUNDS. 2. An absence of motion or disturbance: calm, calmness, lull, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiet, quietness, serenity, stillness, tranquillity, untroubledness. See CALM. III adjective Archaic. Marked by, done with, or making no sound or noise: hushed, noiseless, quiet, silent, soundless, still, stilly. See SOUNDS.

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