Definitions

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  • adj. Very quietly. In soft tones.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hush.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having the sound level reduced; -- especially used of the noise of conversation.
  • adj. having relatively little noise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in a softened tone

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Examples

  • Increasingly, it's not just the wizened erasing life's battle scars, but the under 30 on a quest for subtle enhancement -- and unlike the Upper East Side denizens whispering in hushed voices about a recent "procedure," they're not afraid to Twitter about it.

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  • It was sometimes spoken in hushed tones because it had something to do with witchcraft or satanism.

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  • We tend to think of medieval churches as bare, austere places where conversation must be conducted in hushed and reverential tones.

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  • The young and old were seated on and around the graves, talking in hushed tones while guitars strummed ballads welcoming those who have gone to walk among them for this one night.

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  • One of the humorous sidelines of this event is the commentaries spoken in hushed whispers like the players could actually hear dialogue in your living room.

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  • He was telling us in hushed and a reverent tones about how Hitler had made four predictions of the future and how three of them have already come true.

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  • Roy Barnes and I have been friends for many years, but I believe I have to say out-loud what is being uttered in hushed tones all across the state: Roy, you shouldn't run.

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  • It did not occur to us to find anything about this scenario out of the ordinary until a few moments later, when we overheard a couple of tourists discussing it in hushed tones of awe.

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  • We once spoke of their economic prowess in hushed awe.

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  • They're not hand-wringing and speaking in hushed tones, like I am -- they're all in, they're proud when they're successful, and they enjoy supporting their friends out in the field.

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