verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of hiss
Related formshiss·er, nounhiss·ing·ly, adverbout·hiss, verb (used with object)un·hissed, adjective
Definition for hiss (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for hiss
When the hiss of reptiles turns to words, you hear something that you have never heard and will never forget.
Back in 2005, for instance, he argued that the U.S. housing bubble was starting to hiss badly.
The water rose along the ship's side with a hiss of faint motion, and descended again as if in stealthy silence.Narcissus|Evelyn Scott
When they caught sight of him, the crowd broke into a hiss of derision.The Princess and Curdie|George MacDonald
Paul made a hiss which Bruno understood, and went at Muff more fiercely.Our Young Folks, Vol 1, No. 1|Various
Martin seems even to giggle and sneer and hiss in type in such expressions as "tse, tse, tse."The Beginners of a Nation|Edward Eggleston.
The hiss and splash of water arose directly from below, showing that the well-directed stream was now striking the fire.Mother Carey's Chicken|George Manville Fenn