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

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King