Definition of hiss :
1. 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.
2. Any sound resembling that above described
3. The noise made by a serpent.
4. The noise made by steam escaping through a narrow orifice, or by water falling on a hot stove.
5. The note of a goose when irritated.
6. To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.
7. To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.
8. 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.
9. To utter with a hissing sound.
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sibilate (part of speech: verb)
sibilation (part of speech: noun)
- Ootah heard it hiss through the air. - "The Eternal Maiden", T. Everett Harré.
- Warrington entered the companionway; and a moment later he heard the water hiss along the deck. - "Parrot & Co.", Harold MacGrath.
- We almost feel the pleasant glow of the fire, and hear the great logs hiss and crackle. - "Chaucer and His Times", Grace E. Hadow.