Definition of shh in English:

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Pronunciation: /SH/
(also sh)


Used to call for silence: “Shh! Keep your voice down!”
More example sentences
  • Now that's bad enough, but - shh!… - listen to the soundtrack in the background.
  • Then Cybil ended it really quickly with, ‘So… shh!’
  • Not now, this is your safety we're talking about - shh!
be quiet, keep quiet, quiet down, be silent, silence, stop talking, hold your tongue
informal shut up, hush (up), shut your mouth, shut your face, shut your trap, button your lip, pipe down, put a sock in it, give it a rest, save it, not another word


Mid 19th century: variant of hush.

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Syllabification: shh

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