What does HISS mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hiss, hissing, hushing, fizzle, sibilation(noun)

    a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

    "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"

  2. boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, razz, snort, bird(verb)

    a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

  3. hiss, siss, sizz, sibilate(verb)

    make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval

  4. hiss, whoosh(verb)

    move with a whooshing sound

  5. hiss, sizz, siss, sibilate(verb)

    express or utter with a hiss

  6. boo, hiss(verb)

    show displeasure, as after a performance or speech


  1. hiss(Noun)

    A sound made by a snake, cat, escaping steam, etc.

  2. hiss(Noun)

    An expression of disapproval made to sound like the noise of a snake.

  3. hiss(Verb)

    To make a hissing sound.

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

  4. Origin: Onomatopoeic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hiss(verb)

    to make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the breath between the tongue and the teeth; to make with the mouth a sound like that made by a goose or a snake when angered; esp., to make such a sound as an expression of hatred, passion, or disapproval

  2. Hiss(verb)

    to make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew

  3. Hiss(verb)

    to condemn or express contempt for by hissing

  4. Hiss(verb)

    to utter with a hissing sound

  5. Hiss(noun)

    a prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the tongue and teeth, esp. as a token of disapprobation or contempt

  6. Hiss(noun)

    any sound resembling that above described

  7. Hiss(noun)

    the noise made by a serpent

  8. Hiss(noun)

    the note of a goose when irritated

  9. Hiss(noun)

    the noise made by steam escaping through a narrow orifice, or by water falling on a hot stove

  10. Origin: [AS. hysian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. LG. hissen, OD. hisschen.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hiss

    his, v.i. to make a sibilant sound like that of the letter s, as the goose, serpent, &c.: to express contempt, &c., by hissing.—v.t. to condemn by hissing.—n. the sound of the letter s, an expression of disapprobation, contempt, &c.—n. Hiss′ing, the noise of a hiss: object of hissing: object or occasion of contempt. [Imit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HISS in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HISS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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