hushing


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Synonyms for hushing

a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

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Dead darkness lay on all the landscape, dead darkness added its own hush to the hushing dust on all the roads.
There was some hushing, and the Judge went on with what he had to say to the rest.
Silas pressed it to him, and almost unconsciously uttered sounds of hushing tenderness, while he bethought himself that some of his porridge, which had got cool by the dying fire, would do to feed the child with if it were only warmed up a little.
In a moment his mother was kneeling by the bedside; she drew Ilbrahim to her bosom, and he nestled there, with no violence of joy, but contentedly, as if he were hushing himself to sleep.
Is there no possible means of hushing up the affair?