Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: hiss
IPA transcription: [h'ɪs]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: hiss, siss, sizz, sibilate
    Meaning: make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
Usage examples
  • As he did he heard a dreadful hiss.
  • A hiss of oxygen reached him and the suit ballooned out.
  • It was turned on, but only a hiss of atmospheric static came from the speaker.
  • Its hiss ran all through the grove and the birds that were wakening up squawked in terror.
  • With a hiss it curves its neck and turns the foil upwards, snapping and biting at its tormentors.
  • There was no answer--just the hiss of wind-blown sand against the rock and the mutter of the car in the background.
  • When we came to the place where the fox had escaped with the trap Am at once began to slap his hands and hiss Pont on.
  • His body struck the edge of the airlock and a hand jerked him inside. The outer seal was slammed shut and locked, and there was a hiss of air entering.
  • He walked into the room, and as he did so Barrymore sprang up from the window with a sharp hiss of his breath and stood, livid and trembling, before us.
  • Those blinding flashes of flame no longer came from the forest before him, the shot and shell quit their horrible screaming, and the air was free from the unpleasant hiss of countless bullets.