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Definition of "shush" []

  • Used to express a demand for silence. (interjection)
  • To demand silence from by saying "shush”: "Simon shushed him quickly as though he had spoken too loudly in church” ( William Golding). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shush" in a sentence
  • "So, for example, when I appear to "shush" the camera in this video, rest assured, that's not the case!"
  • "(Could you imagine how strange it would be if the umpire signaled to the crowd before C.C. Sabathia pitched that they had to "shush" while the big left hander delivered the ball?)"
  • "There were only a few out bursts from the opposition which were hushed with a librarian style 'shush' from the crowd."