Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHUSH

I was just about to say he could when again that shush, shush!

Navel tried to shush him, embarrassed, but he doggedly went on.

Being at a little distance from her, Bert had no chance to shush her outspoken comments.

The orderly stopped pushing his chair and the nurse rushed forward to shush them sternly, but it barely dampened the calls.

I listened, and sure enough I heard the shush, shush of something moving in the dead leaves and dry grass a little distance away.

WORD ORIGIN

1921, imitative of the command to be quiet (1904), an expansion of sh. Related: Shushed; shushing.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.