What does hissing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hiss, hissing, hushing, fizzle, sibilationnoun

    a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

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


  1. hissingnoun

    the sound of a hiss


  1. hissing

    Hissing refers to the process of producing a noise or sound that resembles 'ssss', often associated with snakes, steam, or a cat expressing anger or discomfort. This sound can be produced by humans, animals, or inanimate objects like leakages or machinery. It is generally characterised by a high-frequency, continuous white noise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hissing

    of Hiss

  2. Hissingnoun

    the act of emitting a hiss or hisses

  3. Hissingnoun

    the occasion of contempt; the object of scorn and derision

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Hissing

    A term applied to a noise sometimes produced by a voltaic arc; probably due to the same cause as frying, q. v.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hissing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hissing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of hissing in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    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.

  2. Jean Baptiste Colbert:

    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.

  3. Stewart Perry:

    When he made that announcement, there was some hissing and some booiing behind us.

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