Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: hissing
IPA transcription: [h'ɪsɪŋ]
Pronunciations of hissing
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: hiss, hissing, hushing, fizzle, sibilation
    Meaning: a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"
Usage examples
  • He aimed the hissing bottle, fumbling for the manual valve.
  • He was alone in space, gliding away from the ship, with oxygen hissing softly through the valve and ticking away his life.
  • There was something dramatically biblical in the idea of Robert Bludward's neighbours and acquaintances hissing him for very scorn.
  • And as Orpheus sang, they dashed their oars into the sea, and kept time to his music, as they fled fast away; and the Sirens' voices died behind them, in the hissing of the foam along their wake.
  • The Lamb came with his pretty hair all tumbled and his face all dusty from the destruction of Pompeii, and instantly became a baby snake, hissing and wriggling and creeping in Anthea's arms, as she said--
  • Kemble made his appearance in the costume of 'Macbeth,' and, amid vollies of hissing, hooting, groans, and cat-calls, seemed as though he meant to speak a steril and pointless address announced for the occasion."
  • It was a faint prognostic of that hissing, gathered by Tito from certain indications when he was before the council, which gave his present conduct the character of an epoch to him, and made him dwell on it with argumentative vindication.
  • It was weakness only that was despised; power of any sort carried its immunity; and no man, unless by very rare good fortune, could mount high in the world without incurring a few unpleasant necessities which laid him open to enmity, and perhaps to a little hissing, when enmity wanted a pretext.
  • First of all, the soft wind blowing gently through the dry stalks of the heather and its thousands of little bells raised a sweet rustling, which the princess took for the hissing of serpents, for you know she had been naughty for so long that she could not in a great many things tell the good from the bad.
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