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Noun: hushing  húsh-ing
  1. A fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    "the performers could not be heard over the hushing of the audience";
    - hiss, hissing, fizzle, sibilation
Verb: hush  húsh
  1. Become quiet or still; fall silent
    "hush my baby!"
     
  2. Cause to be quiet or not talk
    "Please hush the children in the church!";
    - quieten [Brit], silence, still, shut up, hush up
     
  3. Become quiet or quieter
    - quieten [Brit], quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down
     
  4. (mining) wash by removing particles
     
  5. (mining) run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals

Derived forms: hushings

See also: hush up

Type of: change, change intensity, conquer, curb, inhibit, irrigate, lave, noise, stamp down, subdue, suppress, wash, water

Encyclopedia: Hushing

Hush, Little Baby