hushed

Very quietly. In soft tones.

So awe inspiring was the sight that we spoke only 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 — [[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. Syn: quiet Ant: noisy 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • 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 — adj. Hushed is used with these nouns: ↑conversation, ↑silence, ↑tone, ↑voice, ↑whisper …   Collocations dictionary

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