AskDefine | Define hissing

Dictionary Definition

hissing adj : noisy sound like a sustained `s'; "`hissing' is the sound a snake makes" n : a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience" [syn: hiss, sibilation]

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  1. present participle of hiss


  1. the sound of a hiss

Extensive Definition

Hiss may refer to:
In people:
  • Alger Hiss, a U.S. State Department employee and alleged spy for the Soviet Union
  • Donald Hiss, younger brother of Alger Hiss
  • King Hiss, the villainous king of the Snake Men in Mattel toyline Masters of the Universe
  • Mike Hiss, a former driver in the USAC Championship Car series
  • Sir Hiss, Prince John's fictional sidekick in the 1973 animated Disney movie Robin Hood
hissing in German: Hiss
hissing in Japanese: ヒス (曖昧さ回避)

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