Hissed
Hiss Hiss (h[i^]s). v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hissed} (h[i^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hissing}.] [AS. hysian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. LG. hissen, OD. hisschen.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee. --Ezek. xxvii. 36. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew. [1913 Webster]

Shod with steel, We hissed along the polished ice. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hissed — hɪs n. sss sound, noise which sounds like escaping steam v. make a hissing sound; express disapproval or derision by making a hissing sound …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • hiss — [[t]hɪ̱s[/t]] hisses, hissing, hissed 1) VERB To hiss means to make a sound like a long s . [V prep] The tires of Lenny s bike hissed over the wet pavement as he slowed down... My cat hissed when I stepped on its tail... [V ing] Caporelli made a… …   English dictionary

  • hiss — 01. The snake [hissed] at me when I got near it. 02. I could hear the air [hissing] out of my tire after I rode over the broken glass. 03. The cat was sitting in the tree, [hissing] and spitting at the dog below. 04. The basketball game was going …   Grammatical examples in English

  • hiss — I UK [hɪs] / US verb Word forms hiss : present tense I/you/we/they hiss he/she/it hisses present participle hissing past tense hissed past participle hissed * 1) [intransitive/transitive] to say something in a low angry voice Stop that at once!… …   English dictionary

  • Hiss — (h[i^]s). v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hissed} (h[i^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hissing}.] [AS. hysian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. LG. hissen, OD. hisschen.] 1. To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the breath… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hissing — Hiss Hiss (h[i^]s). v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hissed} (h[i^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hissing}.] [AS. hysian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. LG. hissen, OD. hisschen.] 1. To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hiss — hisser, n. hissingly, adv. /his/, v.i. 1. to make or emit a sharp sound like that of the letter s prolonged, as a snake does, or as steam does when forced under pressure through a small opening. 2. to express disapproval or contempt by making… …   Universalium

  • hiss — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ loud, sharp ▪ faint, low, slight, soft ▪ There was a low hiss on the tape. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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