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hissing Explained

hissing at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


hissing at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1382, hissyng, of imitative origin, but originally also "whistling." In both senses expressing opprobrium. Of hiss, Johnson wrote, "it is remarkable, that this word cannot be pronounced without making the noise which it signifies." ///

hissing at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

129 Moby Thesaurus words for "hissing":
Bronx cheer, assibilation, banter, bantering, birdies, blooping,
blurping, boo, booing, buzz, catcall, catcalling, chaffing,
derision, derisive, derisory, distortion, effervescence,
effervescent, effervescing, feedback, fizz, fizzle, fizzling,
fleering, flippancy, flippant, flutter, fluttering, fooling,
frication, frictional rustling, grinning, hiss, hoot, hooting,
howling, hum, hush, hushing, jeering, joshing, kidding, leering,
levity, lisp, mockery, mocking, motorboating, panning, quizzical,
ragging, railing, raillery, rallying, raspberry, razz, razzing,
rhonchus, ridicule, ridiculing, roasting, rumble, scoffing,
scratching, shredding, shush, shushing, sibilance, sibilant,
sibilation, siffle, sigmatism, siss, sissing, sizz, sizzle,
sizzling, smart, smart-aleckiness, smart-alecky, smart-ass,
smartness, smirking, sneering, sneeze, sneezing, snickering, sniff,
sniffing, sniffle, sniffling, sniggering, snore, snoring, snort,
snorting, snuff, snuffle, snuffling, spit, splutter, sputter,
squash, squeals, squelch, squish, static, sternutation, stertor,
swish, taunting, teasing, the bird, twitting, wheeze, wheezing,
wheezy, whish, whistle, whistles, whistling, white noise, whiz,
whoosh, woomping, wow, wowwows, zip

hissing at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Hissing sounds): sibilant, hissing, wheezy, whistling, fizzing, whizzing, sizzling.

Hissing at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hiss \Hiss\ v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hissed}; 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.

The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee.
--Ezek. xxvii.

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

Shod with steel, We hissed along the polished ice.

Hissing \Hiss"ing\, n.
1. The act of emitting a hiss or hisses.

2. The occasion of contempt; the object of scorn and
derision. [Archaic]

I will make this city desolate, and a hissing.
--Jer. xix. 8.

hissing at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : noisy sound like a sustained `s'; "`hissing' is the sound a
snake makes"
n : a fricative sound (especially as an expression of
disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the
hissing of the audience" [syn: {hiss}, {sibilation}]

hissing at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: rhymes » ɪsɪŋ


  • Inter: present participle of » hiss


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • the sound of a hiss

  • Category: Category:English present participles -
    Translation: de » hissing
    Translation: fr » hissing
    Translation: ko » hissing
    Translation: it » hissing
    Translation: nl » hissing
    Translation: ru » hissing
    Category: simple:hissing -
    Translation: fi » hissing
    Translation: sv » hissing
    Translation: ta » hissing
    Translation: te » hissing
    Translation: vi » hissing
    Translation: zh » hissing