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

Other Words from shush

shush noun

Synonyms for shush

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Examples of shush in a Sentence

The librarian shushed the noisy children.
Recent Examples on the Web Some motorcycle enthusiasts think the whole idea of trying to shush biker noise is hogwash. Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel, 14 May 2022 As Wunderlich spoke, Emanuel was among those to shush the chatty crowd, eager to catch up as numbers of new COVID-19 cases fade. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Feb. 2022 Parents negotiate via text and a warning pops up if a message is too hostile—much like a human mediator might shush their client. Will Coldwell, Wired, 29 Dec. 2021 She was also seen placing a finger over her mouth to shush the future king. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 29 Dec. 2021 Williams put his finger to his lips to shush the crowd after the score. Kristie Rieken, ajc, 10 Oct. 2021 Williams put his finger to his lips to shush the crowd after the score. Kristie Rieken, ajc, 10 Oct. 2021 Williams put his finger to his lips to shush the crowd after the score. Kristie Rieken, ajc, 10 Oct. 2021 Williams put his finger to his lips to shush the crowd after the score. Kristie Rieken, ajc, 10 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

17 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Shush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shush. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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