\ ˈshəsh , ˈshu̇sh \
shushed; shushing; shushes

Definition of shush 

transitive verb

: to urge to be quiet : hush

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shush noun

Examples of shush in a Sentence

The librarian shushed the noisy children.

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In reality, though, there is no shushing the hype and hullabaloo created by Woods. Mike Bianchi,, "Golf's latest Tiger Woods fixation could be fool's gold," 17 Mar. 2018 So the agenda is impeach Trump but tell Maxine to shush about it. Fox News, "Senate fight awaits Trump's Supreme Court pick," 10 July 2018 The Italians then took the lead, with Christian Vieri 'shushing' the home fans in celebration., "World Cup Countdown: 4 Weeks to Go - Remembering South Korea's Tarnished Run to the 2002 Semis," 28 May 2018 One day after Savannah shushed George on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Trooping the Colour flypast, the cousins cheered on Prince William at his charity polo match in Gloucester, England. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Savannah Strikes Again! Prince George Gets Pushed Down a Hill by His Mouth-Covering Cousin," 13 June 2018 The Queen's oldest great-grandchild stole the show at this year's trooping, telling her cousin George to shush. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Who Was on the Buckingham Palace Balcony for Trooping the Colour?," 11 June 2018 During the flypast, where military planes flew over the crowds, Savannah shushed Prince George while looking directly at the camera and became an instant viral sensation — for good reason! Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Best Internet Reactions to Royal Children at Trooping the Colour Ceremony," 10 June 2018 Her housemate quickly shushed her, saying she wasn't supposed to tell. Todd Richmond, Fox News, "Concerned about elder abuse, states loan out secret cameras," 3 June 2018 The camera held on the family long enough for everyone to see Blue quieting the commotion by shushing her mom and dad, which has resulted in a meme for the ages. Shanté Honeycutt, Billboard, "Blue Ivy Carter's 6 Sassiest Moments," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of shush

1925, in the meaning defined above

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shunt winding






shut away

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The first known use of shush was in 1925

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English Language Learners Definition of shush

: to tell (someone) to be quiet

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