CLAIRE: (hissing) Have you ever considered, even for a second, that what I do matters too?
They make all kinds of calls and noises as we pass: slurps, hissing, barking, and even machine-gun sounds.
Razumov made an instinctive movement to help, which startled her so much that she nearly dropped her hissing burden.
He ran his fingers over the edge, hissing as he did so between his teeth.
No sound except the hissing, sneering, chattering whisper of the deluge.
“It was like the sound of cart-wheels at a distance, with whistling and hissing,” said Mary.
By applying the ear over it a peculiar purring or hissing sound may sometimes be heard.
For a moment, the den mouth boiled with stingers, hissing and bucking in agony.
hissing like a snake, Durade stood still, momentarily held back by a fear that quickly gave place to insane rage.
"She is a fiend from hell," he replied, hissing the words quietly.
late 14c., hissyng, of imitative origin (see hiss (v.)), but originally also "whistling." In both senses expressing opprobrium.
to express contempt (Job 27:23). The destruction of the temple is thus spoken of (1 Kings 9:8). Zechariah (10:8) speaks of the Lord gathering the house of Judah as it were with a hiss: "I will hiss for them." This expression may be "derived from the noise made to attract bees in hiving, or from the sound naturally made to attract a person's attention."