An example of a hiss is the sound of a snake in distress.
An example of to hiss is to go "ssssssss."
As I started to poke it, the snake hissed at me.
The arrow hissed through the air.
The audience booed and hissed. The teakettle hissed on the stove.
The audience hissed its displeasure.
To hiss a performer off the stage.
Origin of hiss
- Middle English hissen to hiss of imitative origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition