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make a hissing sound; express disapproval or derision by making a hissing sound
"sss" sound, noise which sounds like escaping steam
Hiss> Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To utter with a hissing sound.
  
(v. t.)
To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.
  
(v. i.)
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.
  
(v. i.)
To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.
  
(n.)
The note of a goose when irritated.
  
(n.)
The noise made by steam escaping through a narrow orifice, or by water falling on a hot stove.
  
(n.)
The noise made by a serpent.
  
(n.)
Any sound resembling that above described
  
(n.)
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.
  
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hiss
\hiss\, v. t.
1. to condemn or express contempt for by hissing. if the tag-rag people did not clap him and hiss him, according as he pleased and displeased them. malcolm. what is the newest grief? ros. that of an hour's age doth hiss the speaker.
2. to utter with a hissing sound. the long-necked geese of the world that are ever hissing dispraise.
hiss
\hiss\, n. 1. 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. "hiss" implies audible friction of breath consonants. sweet. a dismal, universal hiss, the sound of public scorn.
2. any sound resembling that above described; as: (a) the noise made by a serpent. but hiss for hiss returned with forked tongue. (b) the note of a goose when irritated. (c) the noise made by steam escaping through a narrow orifice, or by water falling on a hot stove.
hiss
\hiss\ (?). v. i. [imp. & p. p. hissed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. hissing.] [as. hysian; prob. of imitative origin&?;; cf. lg. hissen, od. hisschen.] 1. 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. the merchants among the people shall hiss at thee. xxvii. 36.
2. to make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew. shod with steel, we hissed along the polished ice.
hiss
n
1. a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience" [syn: hissing, sibilation]


2. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt [syn: boo, hoot, bronx cheer, raspberry, razzing, snort, bird]
v 1: make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval [syn: siss, sizz, sibilate]
2: move with a whooshing sound [syn: whoosh]




3. express or utter with a hiss [syn: sizz, siss, sibilate]


4. show displeasure, as after a performance or speech [syn: boo]
[ant: applaud]

hiss
to express contempt (job 27:23). the destruction of the temple is thus spoken of (1 kings 9:8). zechariah (10:8) speaks of the lord gathering the house of judah as it were with a hiss: "i will hiss for them." this expression may be "derived from the noise made to attract bees in hiving, or from the sound naturally made to attract a person's attention."

English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Chwiff = n. a hiss, a whiff
Chwiffio = v. to hiss, to whiff, a. sibilant; whiffing
Si = n. a hiss, a whiss, a buzz
Sio = v. to hiss, to whiz
Siw = n. a hiss, a hush, a buzz
Ustio = v. to hush; to hiss