shush


shush
shush [ʃuʃ] v
[Date: 1900-2000; Origin: shh]
1.) shush!
spoken used to tell someone, especially a child, to be quiet
= ↑shh
'Shush!' said Jerry. 'Not so loud.'
2.) [T]
to tell someone to be very quiet, especially by putting your fingers against your lips or by saying 'shush'
He started to cry and Francesca shushed him.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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