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  • IPA(key): /ʃʊʃ/, /ʃʌʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ʊʃ, -ʌʃ
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shush (third-person singular simple present shushes, present participle shushing, simple past and past participle shushed)

  1. (onomatopoeia, intransitive) To be quiet; to keep quiet.
    He wouldn't shush so I kicked him.
    Shush, my parents are back!
  2. (onomatopoeia, transitive or intransitive) To ask someone to be quiet, especially by saying shh.
    The boy in front of us was making too much noise, so we shushed him.
    • 2017 July 23, Brandon Nowalk, “The great game begins with a bang on Game Of Thrones (newbies)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      The sequence where Sam carves off Jorah’s infected tissue in secret, stopping every few moments to shush his patient, is presented as comic relief why? Jorah reels back into a diagonal close-up whimpering like a dog. Yellow pus oozes to get those good gross-out laughs. Is the substance of this operation funny to anyone on its face?

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