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hushed

adjective
     
hushed [usually before noun]
quiet because people are listening, waiting to hear something, or talking quietly:
A hushed courtroom awaited the verdict.
hushed tones/voice/whispers etc (=quiet speech)
They spoke in hushed tones at the table.
WORD FOCUS: quiet WORD FOCUS: quiet
voice, sound: low , soft, muffled, hushed, subdued

place: peaceful, calm, sleepy, tranquil

completely quiet: silent, you could hear a pin drop

what you say when you want someone to be quiet: sh, shut up not polite, be quiet, keep it down BrE informal


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quiet

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