›to use a particular word or expression to describe something: term sth sthThe CEOspent the past year on what he termed "gardening leave".term sb sthSome people might term her mean.term sth as sthHe sought to play down what he termed as "mere speculation".
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