hushPronunciation: (hush), [key]
(used as a command to be silent or quiet.)
to become or be silent or quiet: They hushed as the judge walked in.
to make silent; silence.
to suppress mention of; keep concealed (often fol. by up
): They hushed up the scandal.
to calm, quiet, or allay: to hush someone's fears.
silence or quiet, esp. after noise.
either of the sibilant sounds (sh) and (zh).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.