shush

[shuhsh]
interjection
1.
hush (used as a command to be quiet or silent).
verb (used with object)
2.
to order (someone or something) to be silent; hush.

Origin:
1920–25; imitative

shusher, noun
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shush (ʃʊʃ)
 
interj
1.  be quiet! hush!
 
vb
2.  to silence or calm (someone) by or as if by saying "shush"
 
[C20: reduplication of sh, influenced by hush1]

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shush
1905, imitative of the command to be quiet.
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shush (up) definition


  1. in.
    to be quiet. : Shush! I want to hear the weather.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
With small kids it is so much easier to handle this things at home than trying to shush the kids at the library.
He had enough chutzpah to shush the orchestra that tried to cut him off.
Slamming the door, turning out the lights and trying to shush everyone only annoys officers.
Then, in the abdomen, she found yet another noise: a soft shush-shush over the renal arteries.
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