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
Examples from the Web for hissed
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.
As he walked from the set, Murdoch made straight for me and hissed: “You have just made an important new enemy.”Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB Bid Is His Latest Move for Control|Clive Irving|January 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
"He is returning," Ijale hissed, and a moment later Snarbi came up through the high grass.The Ethical Engineer|Henry Maxwell Dempsey
He also hissed a warning in her ear, ordering her to make no sound.The People of the Black Circle|Robert E. Howard
Last night I was drunk again, and I didn't act; they hissed all the same.A Book of the Play|Dutton Cook
Bob walked up to Bill and hissed: "What do you mean, you hound, by insulting my wife in this way!"Yellowstone Nights|Herbert Quick
They squirmed and mewed and hissed and yelped, and all the time kept growing bigger and bigger.