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hisses

noun
plural of hiss

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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hisses

verb
present tense third-person singular of hiss

Synonyms of hisses (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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“Hisses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hisses. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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