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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hushed, muted, subdued, quietadjective

    in a softened tone

    "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"


  1. hushedadjective

    Very quietly. In soft tones.

    So awe inspiring was the sight that we spoke only in hushed whispers.


  1. hushed

    Hushing is an ancient and historic mining method using a flood or torrent of water to reveal mineral veins. The method was applied in several ways, both in prospecting for ores, and for their exploitation. Mineral veins are often hidden below soil and sub-soil, which must be stripped away to discover the ore veins. A flood of water is very effective in moving soil as well as working the ore deposits when combined with other methods such as fire-setting. Hushing was used during the formation and expansion of the Roman Empire from the 1st century BC on to the end of the empire. It was also widely used later, and apparently survived until modern times where the cost of explosives was prohibitive. It was widely used in the United States, where it was known as "booming". A variant known as hydraulic mining where jets or streams of water are used to break down deposits, especially of alluvial gold and alluvial tin, is commonly used.


  1. hushed

    Hushed is an adjective that describes something being quiet, restrained, or generating very little noise. It can also describe an action that has been done in a quiet or secretive manner. This term is often used to describe a place, a sound, a voice, or the general atmosphere in a particular situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hushed

    of Hush

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hushed in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hushed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hushed in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.

  3. The GOP candidate:

    They've been incredibly receptive. Even if it's in hushed tones after events, they come up to me afterwards and say,' thank you for saying this,'.

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