shh

[sh]

sh

or shh

[sh]
interjection
  1. (used to urge silence.)

Origin of sh

First recorded in 1840–50
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Contemporary Examples of shh

  • But shh shhh shh, you have to be quiet about it or they will make me take it off.

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    A Field General in the War on Christmas

    David Freedlander

    December 24, 2014

  • Opened in October by the ( shh) Soho House group in the famous Tea Building, this industrial ditty is divine.

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    Gal With a Suitcase

    Jolie Hunt

    November 21, 2009

Historical Examples of shh


British Dictionary definitions for shh

sh

1
interjection
  1. an exclamation to request silence or quiet

sh

2
the internet domain name for
  1. St Helena
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Word Origin and History for shh

sh

interj.

exclamation used to urge or request silence, 1847. The gesture of putting a finger to the lips to express silence is attested from Roman times. As a transitive verb from 1887; intransitive from 1925.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

shh in Medicine

SH

abbr.
  1. serum hepatitis
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