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Noun: hissing  hi-sing
  1. A fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience";
    - hiss, hushing, fizzle, sibilation
Verb: hiss  his
  1. Make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
    - siss [US, informal], sizz [US, informal], sibilate
  2. Move with a whooshing sound
    - whoosh
  3. Express or utter with a hiss
    - sizz [US, informal], siss [US, informal], sibilate
  4. Show displeasure, as after a performance or speech
    - boo

Derived forms: hissings

Type of: condemn, emit, go, let loose, let out, locomote, mouth, move, noise, speak, talk, travel, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Encyclopedia: Hissing