Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hissing sound.

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Examples

  • An item is going the rounds of the papers, to illustrate how large the sun is, and how hot it is, which asserts that if an icicle a million miles long, and a hundred thousand miles through, should be thrust into one of the burning cavities of the sun, it would be melted in the hundredth part of a second, and that it would not cause as much "sissing" as a drop of water on a hot griddle.

    Peck's Compendium of Fun

  • His childhood was back there, in the voices of his mother and father, guarded, suspicious, scared at times, and in the sissing noises they made to mark distrust of the unknown world around them.

    Underworld

  • They played and bid and made sissing noises to acknowledge the bountiful folly of clothes in the garbage that are good enough to wear.

    Underworld

  • They shook their heads and made sissing noises and muttered casual curses, baffled at their luck in being here, amazed and confused, searching a way to train their skepticism on the wonders that unfolded daily.

    Underworld

  • His childhood was back there, in the voices of his mother and father, guarded, suspicious, scared at times, and in the sissing noises they made to mark distrust of the unknown world around them.

    Underworld

  • They shook their heads and made sissing noises and muttered casual curses, baffled at their luck in being here, amazed and confused, searching a way to train their skepticism on the wonders that unfolded daily.

    Underworld

  • They played and bid and made sissing noises to acknowledge the bountiful folly of clothes in the garbage that are good enough to wear.

    Underworld

  • They played and bid and made sissing noises to acknowledge the bountiful folly of clothes in the garbage that are good enough to wear.

    Underworld

  • His childhood was back there, in the voices of his mother and father, guarded, suspicious, scared at times, and in the sissing noises they made to mark distrust of the unknown world around them.

    Underworld

  • They shook their heads and made sissing noises and muttered casual curses, baffled at their luck in being here, amazed and confused, searching a way to train their skepticism on the wonders that unfolded daily.

    Underworld

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