Associations to the word «Hiss»


HISS, noun. A high-pitched sound made by a snake, cat, escaping steam, etc.
HISS, noun. An expression of disapproval made to sound like the noise of a snake.
HISS, verb. (intransitive) To make a hissing sound.
HISS, verb. (transitive) To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.
HISS, verb. (transitive) To utter with a hissing sound.

Dictionary definition

HISS, noun. A fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience".
HISS, noun. A cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt.
HISS, verb. Make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval.
HISS, verb. Move with a whooshing sound.
HISS, verb. Express or utter with a hiss.
HISS, verb. Show displeasure, as after a performance or speech.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats