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Ways of telling someone to stop talking or to be quiet

zip it

used to tell someone rudely to stop speaking

shh

interjection

used for telling someone to stop talking or to be less noisy

sh

interjection

used for telling someone to be quiet

shush

interjection

used for telling someone, especially a child, to be quiet. This word is often used instead of a stronger word such as shut up.

keep down

to make a noise less loud

ssh

interjection

used for telling someone to stop talking or making a noise

chup

interjection

used for telling someone to be quiet

pipe down

used for telling someone to stop talking or to make less noise

hush

verb

used for telling someone to be quiet

hush up

used for telling someone to be quiet

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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