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See definition of hissing on Dictionary.com
  • as inwhistling
  • as inwhirring
  • as inwhite noise

synonyms for hissing

  • calling
  • warbling
See also synonyms for: hissings
  • broadcasting noise
  • electrical noise
  • hiss
  • hum
  • moan
  • purl
  • siss
  • white sound
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How to use hissing in a sentence

Add the hissing of pneumatic bus brakes, distant sirens, the boom-boom of overloud car stereos, the occasional car alarm, music coming from shops you pass, the beeping of a reversing delivery truck.
EVERYDAY NOISES ARE MAKING OUR BRAINS NOISIER - ISSUE 107: THE EDGENINA KRAUSOCTOBER 27, 2021NAUTILUS
Among them is the dragon blood tree, which for years has been used as both a paint and a medicine, and the Socotran chameleon, a small, hissing reptile with a crazy long tongue.
THE MOST STUNNING PLACES ON THE GLOBEJOSEFINA SALOMONAUGUST 8, 2021OZY
On his loins was a lion of great fierceness, and coiled round his waist was a hissing mamba (snake).
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
The gander came towards them, stretching out his neck, and hissing loudly.
THE NURSERY, JULY 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 1VARIOUS
Black Hood fell back from the door, staggered by his first contact with that hissing gray hell.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Very carefully, Jess explained again which word said see, hissing like a huge snake to show him how the s sounded.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
After the adagio from the First Symphony—also included in the programme—even a slight hissing was heard.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
I wandered on, heavy sniping hissing over my head or into the parapet, covering me with clay occasionally.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
To the left and below was the river, roaring, hissing, and foaming through its chevaux-de-frise of rocks.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
The noise must be deafening, Rick knew, but only a low rumble and an occasional hissing could be heard in the plane.
THE FLAMING MOUNTAINHAROLD LELAND GOODWIN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HISSING

  • buzzing
  • hissing
  • humming
  • whir
  • calling
  • hissing
  • warbling
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