hushed hushed  /ˈhəʃt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) in a softened tone

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. hushed on the stump hillary campaigns without press or tv sound bites, but the whitewater issue follows her anyway.
  2. But a long hushed-up fact had been officially admitted.
  3. Here everyone suffers in hushed silence.

News

  1. Lessons from Legends: Transformation and Michael Phelps

    It’s quiet now. But even in silence the transformation continues. This spring night, and this post Olympic year, sound is hushed. With the passing of a quadrennial and the beginning of a new one, the thunder of Michael Phelps' swimming career has subsided.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: USA Swimming

  2. Weekend Poll: Thinsperational or Ugly?

    A wave-themed banner goes up at Moscone West . It joins the iOS 7 banner revealed earlier today . Beautiful? Or a horrifying glimpse of art over usability? Some are saying it means OS X will be Sea Lion. Some are saying it's just a wave. Others are speaking in hushed riddles... What does it mean? We set up a poll below so you can tell us what you think it means. Of course we'll know by next ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Unofficial Apple Weblog

  3. Social media helps patients, families share their news

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ­"' Medical updates are no longer hushed discussions held behind closed doors. They're going viral. And they're increasingly being shared with family, friends and, sometimes, digital strangers.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times

Quotes

  1. "Cuba will not be a land of liberty so long as free expression is punished and free speech can take place only in hushed whispers and silent prayers," Mr. Bush said. "And Cuba will not become a place of prosperity just by easing restrictions...
    on May 7, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Voice of America

  2. Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, said the investigation, in its sixth month, had increasingly begun to focus on "hushed anticipation about who will throw whom under the proverbial bus" and urged Democrats to wrap up their inquiry.
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Chris Cannon Source: FOXNews

  3. "The Olympics just hushed people," Wade said ahead of Sunday's preseason game against the New Jersey Nets in London. "It just quieted them down for a little while. It didn't shut anyone up."
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Dwyane Wade Source: International Herald Tribune

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