Simple Definition of hiss
: to produce a sound like a long “s” : to make a hiss
: to show that you dislike or disapprove of someone (such as a performer or speaker) by making a hiss
: to say (something) in a loud or angry whisper
Full Definition of hiss
: to make a sharp sibilant sound <the crowd hissed in disapproval> <hissing steam>
1 : to express disapproval of by hissing <hissed the performers off the stage>
2 : to utter or whisper angrily or threateningly and with a hiss
Examples of hiss
The radiator hissed as it let off steam.
The audience hissed him off the stage.
“Leave me alone!” he hissed.
Origin of hiss
Middle English, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 14th century
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