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"
boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, razz, snort, bird(verb)
a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
hiss, siss, sizz, sibilate(verb)
make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
move with a whooshing sound
hiss, sizz, siss, sibilate(verb)
express or utter with a hiss
show displeasure, as after a performance or speech
A sound made by a snake, cat, escaping steam, etc.
An expression of disapproval made to sound like the noise of a snake.
To make a hissing sound.
As I started to poke it, the snake hissed at me.
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
to make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew
to condemn or express contempt for by hissing
to utter with a hissing sound
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
any sound resembling that above described
the noise made by a serpent
the note of a goose when irritated
the noise made by steam escaping through a narrow orifice, or by water falling on a hot stove
Origin: [AS. hysian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. LG. hissen, OD. hisschen.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of HISS in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of HISS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Men often applaud an imitation, and hiss the real thing.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains. the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Today in modern pop culture, you know they call Ted Cruz the Joe McCarthy -- if you want to think of who devils are it's Ronald Reagan and those who name-names at the House Un-American Activities, the Hollywood Ten are heroes right? alger Hiss is a hero, right? Richard Nixon's a villain? Joe McCarthy is a villain. Your book makes very plain that these guys were right. The place was infested with either traitors that were on the direct payroll of Soviet military intelligence or fellow-travelers who were kind of compliant in helping these guys get along. I mean, there's absolutely no question of it. How has pop culture so changed it that white is black and black is white?
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- syčet, sykot, syčeníCzech
- fauchen, zischenGerman
- siseo, sisearSpanish
- epäsuosion osoittaminen, sihistä, sihinäFinnish
- hvissa, hvæsaIcelandic
- fischiare, sibilo, soffiare, sibilare, soffioItalian
- sibilo, strīdōLatin
- hihī, ihiMāori
- syczenie, syczećPolish
- sibilar, sibiloPortuguese
- șuiera, sâsâitRomanian
- шипение, шипетьRussian
- బుస కొట్టు, బుసTelugu
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