shush(redirected from shushing)
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Used to express a demand for silence.
tr.v. shushed, shush·ing, shush·es
To demand silence from by saying "shush": "Simon shushed him quickly as though he had spoken too loudly in church" (William Golding).
be quiet! hush!
to silence or calm (someone) by or as if by saying "shush"
[C20: reduplication of sh, influenced by hush1]
1. (used as a command to be quiet or silent.)v.t.
2. to order to be silent; hush.
Shushof librarians: group of librarians—Lipton, 1970.
Past participle: shushed
shush[ˈʃʊʃ ˈʃʌʃ] excl → chut!
1. excl → zitto/a!
2. vt (fam) → zittire