hissing

  • 1 Hissing — Hiss ing, n. 1. The act of emitting a hiss or hisses. [1913 Webster] 2. The occasion of contempt; the object of scorn and derision. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] I will make this city desolate, and a hissing. Jer. xix. 8. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 hissing — late 14c., hissyng, of imitative origin, but originally also whistling. In both senses expressing opprobrium …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 hissing — n. sss sound, hiss; act of producing a hissing sound 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 hissing — adj. Hissing is used with these nouns: ↑noise …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 6 hissing — /ˈhɪsɪŋ/ (say hising) noun 1. the act of hissing. 2. the sound of a hiss. 3. Obsolete an occasion or object of scorn. {hiss + ing1} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 7 hissing — šnypštimas statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. hissing vok. Zischen, n rus. шипение, n pranc. sifflement, m …

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  • 8 hissing — noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval) (Freq. 2) the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience • Syn: ↑hiss, ↑hushing, ↑fizzle, ↑sibilation • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 9 hissing — /his ing/, n. 1. the act of emitting a hiss. 2. the sound of a hiss. 3. Archaic. an occasion or object of scorn. [1350 1400; ME; see HISS, ING1] * * * …

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  • 10 hissing — noun the sound of a hiss …

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  • 11 hissing — Synonyms and related words: Bronx cheer, assibilation, banter, bantering, birdies, blooping, blurping, boo, booing, buzz, catcall, catcalling, chaffing, derision, derisive, derisory, distortion, effervescence, effervescent, effervescing, feedback …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 hissing — n. 1. Hiss. 2. Object of derision, scorn, or contempt …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13 Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? — Infobox Album Name = Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? Type = studio Artist = of Montreal Released = January 23 2007 Recorded = 2006 Genre = Indie pop Indie rock Length = 51:22 (CD) 68:32 (LP) Label = Polyvinyl Producer = Kevin Barnes Reviews …

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  • 14 Hissing Prigs in Static Couture — Infobox Album | Name = Hissing Prigs in Static Couture Type = Album Artist = Brainiac Released = March 26, 1996 Genre = Indie rock Length = 34:35 Label = Touch Go Records Producer = Eli Janney Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4.5|5… …

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  • 15 hissing adder — noun or hissing snake also hissing viper : hognose snake …

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  • 16 hissing arc — šnypščiantysis lankas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. frying arc; hissing arc vok. Zischbogen, m; zischender Bogen, m rus. шипящая дуга, f pranc. arc sifflant, m …

    Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • 17 hissing snake — noun see hissing adder …

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  • 18 hissing viper — noun see hissing adder …

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  • 19 hissing of a snake — sound a snake makes; snake sound as symbolic for something poisonous and malignant …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 Madagascar hissing cockroach — Taxobox name = Madagascar hissing cockroach image width = 260px image caption = Female Madagascar hissing cockroach ( Gromphadorhina portentosa ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Blattodea familia = Blaberidae genus …

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