Definitions for HISShɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hisshɪs(v.; n.)hissed, hiss•ing
(v.i.)to make or emit a sharp sound like that of the letter s when prolonged.
to express disapproval or contempt by making this sound.
(v.t.)to express disapproval of by hissing.
to silence or drive away by hissing (usu. fol. by away, down, etc.).
to utter with a hiss.
(n.)a hissing sound, esp. one made in disapproval.
Origin of hiss:
1350–1400; prob. imit.
Alger, 1904–96, U.S. public official, accused of espionage 1948 and imprisoned for perjury 1950–54.
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make the sound of the letter 's', like a snake
The python hissed.; the hiss of the old recording; boos and hisses from the crowd
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
Translations for HISS
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
such a sound
The speaker ignored the hisses of the angry crowd.
- gejou, gefluitAfrikaans
- silvoPortuguese (BR)
- das ZischenGerman
- sisin, vileEstonian
- सिसकारी, फुफकारीHindi
- psikanje, siktanje, zviždanjeCroatian
- 쉬하는 소리Korean
- bunyi desisMalay
- sisgeluid, gesisDutch
- visling, hvesing, (ut)pipingNorwegian
- syk, gwizdPolish
- шипение; шиканьеRussian
- syčanie, sykotSlovak
- väsning, visslingSwedish
- ıslıklama; tıslamaTurkish
- 嘶嘶聲Chinese (Trad.)
- шипіння, сичанняUkrainian
- سسکاری یا پھنکار کی آوازUrdu
- tiếng huýt sáoVietnamese
- 嘶嘶声Chinese (Simp.)
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