Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hiss.
  • noun An occasion of contempt; an object of scorn and derision.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of emitting a hiss or hisses.
  • noun Archaic The occasion of contempt; the object of scorn and derision.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of hiss.
  • noun the sound of a hiss

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

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Examples

  • "He represents a party which has been nothing but obstructionist," sputtered Valeriani, amid much booing and hissing from the audience.

    HUFFPOST HILL - OCTOBER 22ND, 2010

  • I read the first 50 pages of each one hoping to drown out the hissing from the O² machine.

    hat trick

  • Besides, if folks want to have at him, they shouldn't have to enter his squalid den and endure the inevitable spitting and hissing from the corners.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • "He represents a party which has been nothing but obstructionist," sputtered Valeriani, amid much booing and hissing from the audience.

    HUFFPOST HILL - OCTOBER 22ND, 2010

  • I read the first 50 pages of each one hoping to drown out the hissing from the O² machine.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Tell the truth: what sound is more appealing than the hissing from a spit-wet finger on an iron which has been heating on the stove.

    Yes Virginia, there is another Mexico

  • Tell the truth: what sound is more appealing than the hissing from a spit-wet finger on an iron which has been heating on the stove.

    Yes Virginia, there is another Mexico

  • A leaky valve they say, indicated by a repetitive loud hissing from the main gasket. frennzy said ...

    Calgon, Take Me Away

  • The breeze whispered along the castle walls and for a moment he thought he heard his name hissing softly in the night wind.

    Last Sword Of Power

  • There came such a loud hissing from the engine that people looked dazed as they scurried to and fro.

    The Garden Party, and Other Stories

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