Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To hiss; make a sibilant sound by expelling the breath forcibly through the closed teeth.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This was only apparent, however, for at the report he sprang to his feet as if he had heard the "hish" of the bullet as it passed close to his ears.

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  • I cannot believe from what I have heard of hish reputation that thish Clothahump would be sho foolish ash to deal with anything sho dangeroush.

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  • My only concern about him is hish height, as I like having big targets, but it sure looks like this guy is the real deal.

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  • He then took my Scwinn, bent it practically in half and threw it into the soccer net so hish I couldn't pull it out of the tangle.

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  • Everyone still keeps it hish hush, even my brothers current condition and past problems are not openly discussed.

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  • Burgoyne, for hish part, was surprised by the warmth.

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  • Burgoyne laughed that delighted musical laugh and coquettishly ran hish fingers through hish close cut blond hair.

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  • Burgoyne made no effort to hide hish disappointment.

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  • Burgoyne shook hish head in annoyance as s/he looked over the damage report.

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  • Burgoyne nodded, rose, disappeared behind the bar, and returned a moment later with a glass containing the same dusky-colored liquid that was in hish glass.

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  • an intensifier in Zuni : sometimes can be translated as very in English but additionally has the sense of -ishness.

    March 8, 2009