Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • adjective Very quietly. In soft tones.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of hush.

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

  • adjective in a softened tone

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Examples

  • 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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  • 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.

    D�a de Muertos vs. Halloween?

  • 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.

    D�a de Muertos vs. Halloween?

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

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  • 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.

    Adrien Field: Beauty Is in the Wallet of the Beholder

  • 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.

    Adrien Field: Beauty Is in the Wallet of the Beholder

  • 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.

    Adrien Field: Beauty Is in the Wallet of the Beholder

  • 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.

    Adrien Field: Beauty Is in the Wallet of the Beholder

  • 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.

    D�a de Muertos vs. Halloween?

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