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hiss

noun

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1 a sound similar to the speech sound \s\ stretched out
  • the hiss of air escaping from a balloon

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2 a vocal sound made to express scorn or disapproval
  • there was a chorus of boos and hisses from the fans when the umpire called the runner out

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hiss

verb

Synonyms of hiss (Entry 2 of 2)

to make a sound like that of stretching out the speech sound \s\
  • the frightened kitten hissed at us when we tried to pick it up

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The first known use of hiss was in the 14th century

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“Hiss.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hiss. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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