hush; be quiet
Origin of shushechoic
to say “shush” to; tell (another) to be quiet; hush
Used to express a demand for silence.
transitive verbshushed, 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).
(third-person singular simple present shushes, present participle shushing, simple past and past participle shushed)
- (onomatopoeia, intransitive) To be quiet; to keep quiet.
- He wouldn't shush so I kicked him.
- (onomatopoeia, 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.