hiss hiss  /ˈhɪs/


  1. (n) a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
  2. (n) a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  3. (v) make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
  4. (v) move with a whooshing sound
  5. (v) express or utter with a hiss
  6. (v) show displeasure, as after a performance or speech

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  1. The Provocative Évocateur: An Interview with Seth Kramer and Daniel L. Miller

    When I’d happen upon Morton Downey Jr.’s vile and venomous talk show in the late eighties, I’d have a hard time switching channels. I’d want to hiss, boo, or throw things at the screen, just as you wanted to do watching the dirtiest wrestler when you were a kid and didn’t realize it was all [...]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Sag Harbor Express

  2. Alumnus wins science fiction contest

    The universe is awaiting colonization, but distant planets are already buzzing with life and the hiss of danger is audible.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Purdue Exponent

  3. Montgomery Zoo man eats hissing cockroach on live TV

    Live talk shows are always a tad bit unpredictable - but when you throw WSFA 12 News' Judd Davis, Montgomery Zoo representatives, and hissing bugs together on camera - things get taken to the next level.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 6 News Birmingham


  1. "Convicting him of perjury was like convicting Al Capone of tax evasion or Alger Hiss of perjury," Wilson said. "It doesn't mean they were not guilty of other crimes."
    on Oct 28, 2005 By: Joseph Wilson Source: ktla 5

  2. "Wales is the sleeping giant of world rugby and I want to put in the right structures and processes to make sure we achieve our full potential," Gatland said. "It is not my style to hiss and roar at the start so I will initially be doing a...
    on Nov 9, 2007 By: Warren Gatland Source: Turkish Press

  3. In a telephone interview, Bird said that more research would be required to prove that Foote was Ales but that "he fits the itinerary in every way, and Hiss simply does not."
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Kai Bird Source: Forbes

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