how to pronounce shush


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the above transcription of shush is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

shush is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of shush in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… people standing at all shush family yeah …”

meanings of shush


  1. To ask someone to be quiet, especially by saying shh.
  2. To be quiet; to keep quiet.

shush frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shush occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics shush can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shush can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to shush


words that rhyme with shush


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