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HISS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hiss mean? 

HISS (noun)
  The noun HISS has 2 senses:

1. a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
2. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

  Familiarity information: HISS used as a noun is rare.


HISS (verb)
  The verb HISS has 4 senses:

1. make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
2. move with a whooshing sound
3. express or utter with a hiss
4. show displeasure, as after a performance or speech

  Familiarity information: HISS used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HISS (noun)


Sense 1hiss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

sibilation; hushing; hissing; hiss; fizzle

Context example:

the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience

Hypernyms ("hiss" is a kind of...):

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))


Sense 2hiss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

boo; Bronx cheer; razz; razzing; hiss; hoot; snort; raspberry; bird

Hypernyms ("hiss" is a kind of...):

call; cry; outcry; shout; vociferation; yell (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition)


HISS (verb)


Sense 1hiss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

hiss; sizz; siss; sibilate

Hypernyms (to "hiss" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2hiss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move with a whooshing sound

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

hiss; whoosh

Hypernyms (to "hiss" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3hiss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express or utter with a hiss

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

siss; sizz; hiss; sibilate

Hypernyms (to "hiss" is one way to...):

mouth; speak; talk; utter; verbalise; verbalize (express in speech)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They hiss that there was a traffic accident


Sense 4hiss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show displeasure, as after a performance or speech

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

boo; hiss

Hypernyms (to "hiss" is one way to...):

condemn (declare or judge unfit)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s PP


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