Definitions for hissing
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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"
the sound of a hiss
the act of emitting a hiss or hisses
the occasion of contempt; the object of scorn and derision
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
A term applied to a noise sometimes produced by a voltaic arc; probably due to the same cause as frying, q. v.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest amount of hissing.
The angels are so enamoured of the language that is spoken in heaven, that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether there be any who understand it or not.
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