What does HISS mean?

Definitions for HISShɪs

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A kiss of a woman is like a hiss of a serpent.

  2. Chinese Proverb:

    Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.

  3. Aesop:

    Men often applaud an imitation, and hiss the real thing.

  4. Bette Davis:

    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.

  5. Steve Bannon:

    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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