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hush

noun [S or U] uk   us   /hʌʃ/
a sudden calm silence: There was a deathly hush after she made the announcement. A hush fell over the room.mainly UK informal Let's have some hush, please! (= Be quiet, please!)

hush

exclamation uk   us   /hʌʃ/
used to tell someone to be quiet: Hush! You'll wake the baby!
Translations of “hush”
in Arabic سُكوت…
in Korean 정적…
in Malaysian syh!…
in French chut!…
in Turkish 'Sus!', 'Sakin ol!', 'Sesini çıkarma!'…
in Italian silenzio, calma…
in Chinese (Traditional) (突然的)寂靜,安靜…
in Russian тише! ш-ш-ш!…
in Polish cicho, ćśś, cii…
in Vietnamese Im nào…
in Spanish ¡silencio!…
in Portuguese silêncio…
in Thai คำออกเสียงเพื่อขอให้เงียบ…
in German still!…
in Catalan silenci…
in Japanese 沈黙, 静けさ…
in Indonesian hus! Ssst!…
in Chinese (Simplified) (突然的)寂静,安静…
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