›intentionally choosing certain things or people, and not others: be selective about sthWe need to be more selective about the people we hire.be selective in sth/doing sthBanks have become more selective in granting new loans.
What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)
by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete