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English noun: hiss

1. hiss (event) a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

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

Synonymsfizzle, hissing, hushing, sibilation

Broader (hypernym)noise

2. hiss (communication) a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

Synonymsbird, boo, Bronx cheer, hoot, raspberry, razz, razzing, snort

Broader (hypernym)call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell

English verb: hiss

1. hiss (communication) make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval

Synonymssibilate, siss, sizz

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

2. hiss (motion) move with a whooshing sound


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

3. hiss (communication) express or utter with a hiss

ExamplesThey hiss that there was a traffic accident

Synonymssibilate, siss, sizz

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

4. hiss (communication) show displeasure, as after a performance or speech


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)condemn

Antonymsapplaud, acclaim, clap, spat

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