What does hissing mean?

Definitions for hissing
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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"

Wiktionary

  1. hissing(Noun)

    the sound of a hiss

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hissing

    of Hiss

  2. Hissing(noun)

    the act of emitting a hiss or hisses

  3. Hissing(noun)

    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.

How to pronounce hissing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say hissing in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Stewart Perry:

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

  3. 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.

Images & Illustrations of hissing

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