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See definition of hiss on Dictionary.com
  • nounbuzzing sound; jeer
  • verbmake buzzing sound; ridicule

synonyms for hiss

  • catcall
  • hoot
  • boo
  • buzz
  • contempt
  • derision
  • sibilation
  • Bronx cheer
  • sibilance
See also synonyms for: hissed / hisser / hissing
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How to use hiss in a sentence

The cascading raindrops, the hiss of cars on glistening streets, the splashes of pedestrians striding through puddles, all showed up.
AFTER MANY DRY DAYS, SATURDAY WAS WET, OR AT LEAST FAIRLY WETMARTIN WEILOCTOBER 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He stumbled upon a hiss coming from somewhere in the constellation Sagittarius, in the direction of the center of the galaxy.
HOW RADIO ASTRONOMY PUT NEW EYES ON THE COSMOSCHRISTOPHER CROCKETTAUGUST 31, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, engineers at Bell Labs, were stymied by a persistent hiss in the house-sized, horn-like antenna they were repurposing for radio astronomy.
HOW RADIO ASTRONOMY PUT NEW EYES ON THE COSMOSCHRISTOPHER CROCKETTAUGUST 31, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The highs sound a little crunchy and there’s a very slight hiss when no sound is happening.
JAYBIRD RUN WIRELESS EARBUD REVIEW: SOLID SOUND FOR YOUR SWEAT AND SWOLE SESSIONSEMPIREJUNE 24, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Smith's method usually gives good results, as does also the more simple method of Hiss (p. 263).
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
When it is inconvenient to stain before the smears have dried, capsules can be shown by the method of Hiss.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
With an explosive hiss, gray jets of live steam erupted from pipes around the edge of the room.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
And Edom shall be desolate: every one that shall pass by it, shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all its plagues.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
As the leader finished her remarks Mrs. Haight brought her teeth together with a snap and shot through them a little hiss.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The little door leading to the lane was open, and from the far side came the hiss of a motor.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HISS

  • boo
  • catcall
  • heckle
  • hiss
  • hoot
  • jeer
  • raspberry
  • razz
  • razzing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.