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Ways of telling someone to stop talking or to be quiet - thesaurus

Synonyms

be quiet

used for telling someone to stop talking or to stop making a noise

keep your voice down

used for telling someone to be quiet

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.

zip it

used to tell someone rudely to stop speaking

keep down

to make a noise less loud

ssh

interjection

used for telling someone to stop talking or making a noise

pipe down

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

hush

verb

spoken used for telling someone to be quiet

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More synonyms

button/zip your lip

used for rudely telling someone not to say anything

can it

used for rudely telling someone to stop talking

chup

interjection

Indian English used for telling someone to be quiet

hold your tongue

old-fashioned used for telling someone not to speak

hush up

spoken used for telling someone to be quiet

keep your mouth shut

an offensive way of telling someone not to talk about something

keep your trap shut

used for telling someone rudely to keep something secret

leave it out

Britishspoken for telling someone to stop saying something

mind your own business

used for telling someone rudely that you are not going to tell them about something because it does not affect or involve them

put a sock in it

used for telling someone in a rude way to be quiet

put up or shut up

informal used for telling someone that they should either deal with something or stop talking about doing it

save your breath

used for telling someone that it is useless to continue talking

shut it

an offensive way of telling someone to stop talking

shut your mouth/face/trap/gob

an offensive way of telling someone to stop talking

that will do

used for telling someone, especially a child, to stop talking or behaving badly

watch your tongue

used for saying that someone is being rude and should not say any more

(will you) belt up

Britishimpolite used for telling someone to be quiet

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