Origin of hiss
OTHER WORDS FROM hisshisser, nounhiss·ing·ly, adverbouthiss, verb (used with object)un·hissed, adjective
Other definitions for hiss (2 of 2)
How to use hiss in a sentence
Next door, a strip mall popped and hissed as unknown accelerants aided in its fiery destruction.
Despite admonitions from the chair, the audience frequently laughed, hissed and cheered the proceedings.Rob Ford, Crack Smoking Mayor, Remains Defiant in Confrontation with Toronto City Council|Ben Jacobs|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The House of Shock cast member, better known as Momma Jen, hissed.The House of Shock Is Terrifying Its Guests and Causing Controversy—and the Zombies Who Run the Show Are Loving It|Tyler Gillespie|October 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They laughed at his jokes, hissed at his political opponents and rose to their feet for his applause lines.
Eventually the Queen hissed: “Will somebody tell that woman to sit down?”Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth’s Complicated Relationship|Andrew Marr|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"Saperlotte," he hissed, and his out-stretched hand touched the pale blue domino on the shoulder.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
She hissed at him angrily, and made a threatening gesture with her hands, which sent him slinking back to the darkness.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
The boys hissed every attempt of their sisters at a romantic name, and then Harry wanted it to be Atalantis!The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
The fighting snakes hissed and thumped about, wound about each other like a braided rope.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
The merchants of people have hissed at thee: thou art brought to nothing, and thou shalt never be any more.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various