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hiss

noun (n)

  • a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval) (noun.event)
    Example:
    The performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience.
    source: wordnet30
  • a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • A prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the tongue and teeth, esp. as a token of disapprobation or contempt. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval (verb.communication)
    Synonym: sibilate, siss, sizz
    source: wordnet30
  • move with a whooshing sound (verb.motion)
    Synonym: whoosh
    source: wordnet30
  • express or utter with a hiss (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • show displeasure, as after a performance or speech (verb.communication)
    Synonym: boo
    Antonym: acclaim, applaud, clap, spat
    source: wordnet30
  • To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the breath between the tongue and the teeth; to make with the mouth a sound like that made by a goose or a snake when angered; esp., to make such a sound as an expression of hatred, passion, or disapproval. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To condemn or express contempt for by hissing. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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