Hiss meaning

hĭs
An expression of disapproval, contempt, or dissatisfaction conveyed by use of this sound.
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To utter with a hissing sound.
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The definition of a hiss is the sound of an angry animal or of escaping air or steam, or the sound of a long s.

An example of a hiss is the sound of a snake in distress.

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Hiss is defined as to make the sound of a snake or a long s.

An example of to hiss is to go "ssssssss."

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To make a sound like that of a prolonged s, as of a goose or snake when provoked or alarmed, or of escaping steam, air, etc.
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To show dislike or disapproval by hissing.
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To say or indicate by hissing.
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To show dislike or disapproval of by hissing.
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The act or sound of hissing.
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(person) 1904-96; U.S. public official: accused of espionage.
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A high-pitched sound made by a snake, cat, escaping steam, etc.
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An expression of disapproval made to sound like the noise of a snake.
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(intransitive) To make a hissing sound.

As I started to poke it, the snake hissed at me.

The arrow hissed through the air.

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To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.
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A sharp sibilant sound similar to a sustained s.
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To make a hiss.

The audience booed and hissed. The teakettle hissed on the stove.

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To utter with a hiss.
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To express (a negative view or reaction) by uttering a hiss.

The audience hissed its displeasure.

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To force or drive by hissing.

To hiss a performer off the stage.

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Origin of hiss

  • Middle English hissen to hiss of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary