children should be seen and not heard

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of children should be seen and not heard

used to say that children should be quiet and well-behaved

Word by Word Definitions

child play children
  1. : an unborn or recently born person

  2. : a female infant

  3. : a young person especially between infancy and youth

should play
  1. : past tense of shall

  2. used in auxiliary function to express condition

  3. used in auxiliary function to express obligation, propriety, or expediency

seen
  1. : past participle of see


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