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hushed

[ huhsht ]
/ hʌʃt /
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adjective
(of speech) deliberately quiet, especially when silence is prudent, respectful, or requested: Only an occasional whisper could be heard among our hushed voices.
(of a place or situation) having a calm silence, often because those in attendance are being respectful or are waiting to hear something: the hushed galleries of a museum; sitting nervously in the hushed courtroom.
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Origin of hushed

First recorded in 1600–10; hush + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM hushed

hush·ed·ly [huhsh-id-lee, huhsht-lee], /ˈhʌʃ ɪd li, ˈhʌʃt li/, adverb
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