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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
To make a hiss: The audience booed and hissed. The teakettle hissed on the stove.
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.
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Noun1.hisser - someone who communicates disapproval by hissing
communicator - a person who communicates with others
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Hissa bin Masood said, "This meeting intended to facilitate a meaningful dialogue and two-way open communication with the authors and the writers in order to build sustainable relationship with them, while strengthening the overarching literature sector in the Emirate.
A documentary about Hissa Hilal, the Saudi woman who became a finalist in the male-dominated Million's Poet show in Abu Dhabi, will open Cinema Akil's Ramadan programming on May 5.
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Hissa Al Shaikh said: "The Down Syndrome Charitable Association is pleased and thankful for the generosity of GIB, both in terms of financial support, as well as the employees' time.
Organise par la Banque arabe pour le developpement economique en Afrique en collaboration avec le conseil des femmes d'affaires arabes sous le signe "la femme arabe et africaine et le leadership des affaires", ce forum de deux jours a ete sanctionne par "la declaration de Dubai" qui recommande de creer une union des femmes chefs d'entreprises arabes et africaines et qui sera presidee par Sheikha Hissa Sd Abdulla Al Salem Al Sabah, presidente du Conseil des femmes d'affaires arabes.
The gummy bear floor-length gown was designed by TWELV's Editor-In-Chief Hissa Igarashi and Fashion Editor Sayuri Marakumi.
The handbags auctioned carried the designs of Princess Hissa Al-Shaalan, wife of King Abdullah; Princess Adela bint Abdullah, chairperson of Sanad's board of directors; Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsen, a renowned poet, as well as of other designers and celebrities.
Like the deceased king Fahd, he was a member of the "Sudairi Seven", the powerful alliance of seven surviving sons of Abdulaziz and one of his wives, Princess Hissa Al Sudairi.
Princess Hissa al-Sha'lan, one of King Abdullah's wives, is active in the society.
When Al-Ajami received twice as many SMS votes as Saudi poet Hissa Hilal, the more experienced poet and the favorite of the show's official judges, he edged his way to victory and won $1.36 million in cash.
Youngest finalist ever Falah Al Mourigi Al Otaibi came second place and internationally acclaimed poetess Hissa Hilal third.
Earlier, he said, destitute families of Behsudyan, Daimirdad and Hissa Awwal districts had been given wheat from the 2000 tons of wheat stock being provided by the Turkey's Provincial Reconstruction Team.