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hissing

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in booing

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hissing

verb
present participle of hiss

Synonyms of hissing (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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“Hissing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hissing. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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