n silence m
A hush fell over the crowd. Un silence a envahi la foule.
vt faire taire
→ She tried to hush her noisy father.
vi se taire → She told the children to hush. Hush! Chut! → Hush, my love, it's all right.
→ The police had hushed the matter up.
* ultra-secret (-ète)
→ I never found out what he did, it was all very hush-hush.
* prix m du silence de qn
to pay sb hush money acheter le silence de qn
→ Nicholson was recently exposed by the News of the World for paying £170,000 hush money to a hooker.