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Definition of Hiss


  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.
  2. To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.
  3. To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.
  4. To utter with a hissing sound.
  5. 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.
  6. Any sound resembling that above described
  7. The noise made by a serpent.
  8. The note of a goose when irritated.
  9. The noise made by steam escaping through a narrow orifice, or by water falling on a hot stove.

Hiss Translations

hiss in Dutch is sissen, fluiten
hiss in German is zischen, zischen, fauche
hiss in Norwegian is vislelyd, visle
hiss in Portuguese is silvo
hiss in Spanish is siseo