Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of shush.
  • n. The act of making a shush sound to silence somebody.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • RICHARD: I think the only response to matronly shushing is to be equally rude, to shush back, so to speak.

    Discussion: On Sex in Fiction

  • Don't you just love the sound of beads enticingly covering a doorway "shushing" as you sashay past ... like entering into a new world where only that sound exists for a moment ....

    rencontre - French Word-A-Day

  • And this can sometimes mean "shushing" the external voices so that we can actually hear our own (the inner one).

    Tabby Biddle: What's a Woman in Transition to Do?

  • And this can sometimes mean "shushing" the external voices so that we can actually hear our own the inner one.

    Tabby Biddle: What's a Woman in Transition to Do?

  • Don't you just love the sound of beads enticingly covering a doorway "shushing" as you sashay past...like entering into a new world where only that sound exists for a moment....

    rencontre - French Word-A-Day

  • Eurella made a severe "shushing" gesture, but Eutok took several steps toward his brother, a pleasant expression frozen on his lips that was not at all reflected in his eyes.

    Darkness of the Light

  • A road accident strands a young woman Bree Turner in the woods where she is terrorized and captured by an unexplained subhuman armed with curiously advanced sword-and-sorcery-style cutlery, whose hobby appears to be the manufacture of formerly live scarecrows and whose violent actions are offset by a cute little "shushing" schtick.

    MASTERS OF HORROR Premieres

  • Museum attendants should be stopped from "shushing" children and displays should be hung low enough for youngsters to see properly, according to a manifesto to make museums more family-friendly published today.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • Museum staff told to stop 'shushing' children guardian. co.uk at 00.01 GMT on Thursday 5 February 2009.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • The penalty was awarded for a foul by defender Marco Motta on Inter's young striker Mario Balotelli, who converted the spot-kick himself before taunting the Roma fans behind the goal by putting his index finger to his lips in a 'shushing' gesture.

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