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Meaning & Definition of Hiss in English

English

Hiss

/hɪs/

noun

1. A fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

  • "The performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"
    synonym:
  • hiss
  • ,
  • hissing
  • ,
  • hushing
  • ,
  • fizzle
  • ,
  • sibilation

2. A cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

    synonym:
  • boo
  • ,
  • hoot
  • ,
  • Bronx cheer
  • ,
  • hiss
  • ,
  • raspberry
  • ,
  • razzing
  • ,
  • razz
  • ,
  • snort
  • ,
  • bird

verb

1. Make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval

    synonym:
  • hiss
  • ,
  • siss
  • ,
  • sizz
  • ,
  • sibilate

2. Move with a whooshing sound

    synonym:
  • hiss
  • ,
  • whoosh

3. Express or utter with a hiss

    synonym:
  • hiss
  • ,
  • sizz
  • ,
  • siss
  • ,
  • sibilate

4. Show displeasure, as after a performance or speech

    synonym:
  • boo
  • ,
  • hiss