usage note
This word is often capitalized [in the sense shown in 4).
transitive verb
1. (to silence) 
Will you hush the baby, please?¿Puedes hacer callar a la bebé, por favor?
intransitive verb
2. (to be quiet) 
a. callarse 
Can you hush? I'm trying to listen to the speaker.¿Te puedes callar? Estoy intentando de escuchar al orador.
3. (silence) 
The lights went down in the theater and a hush fell over the crowd.Las luces del teatro se apagaron y se hizo un silencio en el público.
4. (Be quiet!) 
Hush! I'm trying to hear what they're saying.¡Silencio! Estoy intentando oír lo que dicen.
b. ¡Cállate! (informal) (singular) 
That's enough already. Hush! Get to work.Ya basta. ¡Cállate! Ponte a trabajar.
"Hush!" whispered Tomas, "The teacher's coming."¡"Chitón"! susurró Tomás, "Ya viene la maestra".
d. ¡Sh! 
Hush! Nobody must hear about this!¡Sh! ¡Nadie tiene que enterarse de esto!
1. (quiet) 
a. el silencio (M) 
transitive verb
2. (general) 
a. acallar 
hush [hʌʃ]
silencio (m)
a hush fell se hizo un silencio
intransitive verb
hush! ¡cállate!; ¡chitón!
transitive verb
[+person] hacer callar
hush money (n) soborno (m); coima (f); (And) (S. Cone) mordida (f); (Méx)
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