shush

verb
\ ˈshəsh How to pronounce shush (audio) , ˈshu̇sh How to pronounce shush (audio) \
shushed; shushing; shushes

Definition of shush

transitive verb

: to urge to be quiet : hush

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Other Words from shush

shush noun

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Examples of shush in a Sentence

The librarian shushed the noisy children.
Recent Examples on the Web An aide seemingly attempted to curb the conversation, at which point Biden appeared to shush him, as seen in a video of the encounter recorded by CBS News. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Biden did tell a Detroit worker 'I'm not working for you' during gun rights argument," 27 Oct. 2020 Dear Distressed: Your server does not have the authority to shush a neighboring table. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Daughter-in-law doesn’t want to forgive adultery," 7 Oct. 2020 Distressed Diner: Your server does not have the authority to shush a neighboring table. Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Daughter-in-law doesn’t want to forgive adultery," 7 Oct. 2020 Dear Distressed: Your server does not have the authority to shush a neighboring table. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: In-law infidelity crushes her picture of perfect parents," 7 Oct. 2020 Committee chairs have broad authority to provide extra time to witnesses, and Nadler tried to shush Gohmert with a few taps of his gavel and calls for order. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Gohmert tries to drown out critic of Trump’s attorney general with incessant tapping at House hearing," 24 June 2020 Phoenix interrupts before shushing Dorit some more. Tomás Mier, PEOPLE.com, "Watch RHOBH's Dorit Kemsley — Adorably Led by Kids Phoenix and Jagger — Bake Muffins at Home," 1 Apr. 2020 Her husband, Muhammad, shushed her, telling her not to shame them. New York Times, "‘The Only Choice Is to Wait for Death’," 6 Mar. 2020 These questions are looming, and Tucker hasn't shushed them. Drew Favakeh, Indianapolis Star, "Butler's Jordan Tucker is good -- but he can be better," 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of shush

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shush

imitative

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“Shush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shush. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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shush

verb

English Language Learners Definition of shush

: to tell (someone) to be quiet

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