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hiss

 (hĭs)
n.
1. A sharp sibilant sound similar to a sustained s.
2. An expression of disapproval, contempt, or dissatisfaction conveyed by use of this sound.
v. hissed, hiss·ing, hiss·es
v.intr.
To make a hiss: The audience booed and hissed. The teakettle hissed on the stove.
v.tr.
1. To utter with a hiss.
2. To express (a negative view or reaction) by uttering a hiss: The audience hissed its displeasure.

[Middle English hissen, to hiss, of imitative origin.]

hiss′er n.

hiss

(hɪs)
n
1. a voiceless fricative sound like that of a prolonged s
2. such a sound uttered as an exclamation of derision, contempt, etc, esp by an audience or crowd
3. (Electronics) electronics receiver noise with a continuous spectrum, caused by thermal agitation, shot noise, etc
interj
an exclamation of derision or disapproval
vb
4. (intr) to produce or utter a hiss
5. (tr) to express with a hiss, usually to indicate derision or anger
6. (tr) to show derision or anger towards (a speaker, performer, etc) by hissing
[C14: of imitative origin]
ˈhisser n

Hiss

(hɪs)
n
(Biography) Alger. 1904–96, US government official: imprisoned (1950–54) for perjury in connection with alleged espionage activities

hiss

(hɪs)

v. hissed, hiss•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to make or emit a sharp sound like that of the letter s when prolonged.
2. to express disapproval or contempt by making this sound.
v.t.
3. to express disapproval of by hissing.
4. to silence or drive away by hissing (usu. fol. by away, down, etc.).
5. to utter with a hiss.
n.
6. a hissing sound, esp. one made in disapproval.
[1350–1400; probably imitative]
hiss′er, n.

Hiss

(hɪs)

n.
Alger, 1904–96, U.S. public official, accused of espionage 1948 and imprisoned for perjury 1950–54.

hiss


Past participle: hissed
Gerund: hissing

Imperative
hiss
hiss
Present
I hiss
you hiss
he/she/it hisses
we hiss
you hiss
they hiss
Preterite
I hissed
you hissed
he/she/it hissed
we hissed
you hissed
they hissed
Present Continuous
I am hissing
you are hissing
he/she/it is hissing
we are hissing
you are hissing
they are hissing
Present Perfect
I have hissed
you have hissed
he/she/it has hissed
we have hissed
you have hissed
they have hissed
Past Continuous
I was hissing
you were hissing
he/she/it was hissing
we were hissing
you were hissing
they were hissing
Past Perfect
I had hissed
you had hissed
he/she/it had hissed
we had hissed
you had hissed
they had hissed
Future
I will hiss
you will hiss
he/she/it will hiss
we will hiss
you will hiss
they will hiss
Future Perfect
I will have hissed
you will have hissed
he/she/it will have hissed
we will have hissed
you will have hissed
they will have hissed
Future Continuous
I will be hissing
you will be hissing
he/she/it will be hissing
we will be hissing
you will be hissing
they will be hissing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hissing
you have been hissing
he/she/it has been hissing
we have been hissing
you have been hissing
they have been hissing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hissing
you will have been hissing
he/she/it will have been hissing
we will have been hissing
you will have been hissing
they will have been hissing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hissing
you had been hissing
he/she/it had been hissing
we had been hissing
you had been hissing
they had been hissing
Conditional
I would hiss
you would hiss
he/she/it would hiss
we would hiss
you would hiss
they would hiss
Past Conditional
I would have hissed
you would have hissed
he/she/it would have hissed
we would have hissed
you would have hissed
they would have hissed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hiss - a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.hiss - a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempthiss - a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
Verb1.hiss - make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
2.hiss - move with a whooshing sound
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
3.hiss - express or utter with a hiss
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
4.hiss - show displeasure, as after a performance or speech
condemn - declare or judge unfit for use or habitation; "The building was condemned by the inspector"

hiss

verb
1. whistle, wheeze, rasp, whiz, whirr, sibilate The air hissed out of the pipe.
2. jeer, mock, ridicule, deride, decry, revile The delegates booed and hissed him.
noun
1. fizz, buzz, hissing, fizzing, sibilance, sibilation the hiss of a beer bottle opening

hiss

noun
Any of various derisive sounds of disapproval:
verb
To make a sharp sibilant sound:
Translations
صفيريَفِحُّ، يَسْتَقْبِلُ بالصَّفير
syčenísyčetsykot
hvæsehvæsen
pisszegpisszegéssziszeg
hvæshvæsa
šnypštimas
šņākšanašņākt
syčaniesyčať
izžvižgatisikanjesikati
'hıss' etmekıslık çalmakıslıklamaıslıklamaktıslama

hiss

[hɪs]
A. Nsiseo m, silbido m; [of protest] → silbido m, chiflido m (Elec) → silbido m
B. VIsisear; (in protest) → silbar, chiflar
C. VTabuchear, silbar
to hiss an actor off the stageabuchear a un actor (hasta que abandone la escena)

hiss

[ˈhɪs]
vi
[snake] → siffler; [cat] → cracher; [steam] → siffler; [hot fat] → grésiller
Droplets of fat hissed in the flames → Des gouttelettes de graisse grésillaient dans les flammes.
(in disapproval) [person, audience] → siffler
to hiss at sb/sth → siffler qn/qn
n
[snake] → sifflement m; [steam] → sifflement; [hot fat] → grésillement
The soft hiss of roasting meat could be heard clearly → Le léger grésillement de la viande qui rôtissait s'entendait distinctement.
The CD banished for ever all the hisses and crackles that had plagued disc recordings until then → Le CD a banni à jamais tous les grésillements et craquements qui étaient jusqu'alors la plaie des enregistrements musicaux.
(disapproving) [person, audience] → sifflets mpl
(menacing) [person] → sifflement
Her voice was a menacing hiss → Sa voix n'était plus qu'un sifflement menaçant.
vtsiffler
"Be quiet!" she hissed → "Tiens-toi tranquille !", siffla-t-elle.hissy fit n (= tantrum) → crise f
to throw a hissy fit → piquer une crise

hiss

vizischen; (cat)fauchen
vt
zischen; come here, he hissedkomm her, zischte er
actor, speakerauszischen
nZischen nt; (of cat)Fauchen nt

hiss

[hɪs]
1. n (of snake) → sibilo; (of kettle, protest) → fischio; (of cat) → soffio
2. vi (see n) → sibilare, fischiare, soffiare
3. vt (speaker) → fischiare
"get out" she hissed → "sparisci" sibilò

hiss

(his) verb
(of snakes, geese, people etc) to make a sound like that of the letter s (s) , eg to show anger or displeasure. The children hissed (at) the witch when she came on stage; The geese hissed at the dog.
noun
such a sound. The speaker ignored the hisses of the angry crowd.
References in classic literature ?
She was rather a favorite with `old Davis', as, of course, he was called, and it's my private belief that he would have broken his word if the indignation of one irrepressible young lady had not found vent in a hiss.
Round went the busily revolving machinery, kept in motion by the scissor-grinder's foot, and wore away the hard steel against the hard stone, whence issued an intense and spiteful prolongation of a hiss as fierce as those emitted by Satan and his compeers in Pandemonium, though squeezed into smaller compass.
When I saw my charmer thus come in accompanied by a cavalier, I seemed to hear a hiss, and the green snake of jealousy, rising on undulating coils from the moonlit balcony, glided within my waistcoat, and ate its way in two minutes to my heart's core.
said Baleka, sitting up and speaking in a whisper like the hiss of a snake.
Mean while the winged Haralds by command Of Sovran power, with awful Ceremony And Trumpets sound throughout the Host proclaim A solemn Councel forthwith to be held At PANDAEMONIUM, the high Capital Of Satan and his Peers: thir summons call'd From every and Band squared Regiment By place or choice the worthiest; they anon With hundreds and with thousands trooping came Attended: all access was throng'd, the Gates And Porches wide, but chief the spacious Hall (Though like a cover'd field, where Champions bold Wont ride in arm'd, and at the Soldans chair Defi'd the best of Panim chivalry To mortal combat or carreer with Lance) Thick swarm'd, both on the ground and in the air, Brusht with the hiss of russling wings.
They, on their part, drew gradually together towards the far end of the block house, and the low hiss of their whispering sounded in my ear continuously, like a stream.
Feeling something crack beneath our feet, hearing an appalling hiss through the open trap-door, a hiss like the first sound of a rocket!
She had just succeeded in curving it down into a graceful zigzag, and was going to dive in among the leaves, which she found to be nothing but the tops of the trees under which she had been wandering, when a sharp hiss made her draw back in a hurry: a large pigeon had flown into her face, and was beating her violently with its wings.
The answer was a perfectly indescribable hiss, and Mowgli kicked up his feet behind, clapped his hands together to applaud himself, and jumped on to Bagheera's back, where he sat sideways, drumming with his heels on the glossy skin and making the worst faces he could think of at Baloo.
This made us not very solicitous about their menaces; but finding that they continued to hover about our habitation, and being wearied with their clamours, we thought it might be a good expedient to fright them away by firing four muskets towards them, in such a manner that they might hear the bullets hiss about two feet over their heads.
Arthur did not notice it, but I could hear the deep hiss of indrawn breath which is one of Van Helsing's ways of betraying emotion.
As a blacksmith plunges an axe or hatchet into cold water to temper it--for it is this that gives strength to the iron--and it makes a great hiss as he does so, even thus did the Cyclops' eye hiss round the beam of olive wood, and his hideous yells made the cave ring again.