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Meaning of HISSING

Pronunciation:  'hising

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"
  2. [adj]  like a sustained `s'; "`hissing' is the sound a snake makes"

HISSING is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hiss, noisy, sibilation
 See Also: noise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hiss"ing\, n.
1. The act of emitting a hiss or hisses.

2. The occasion of contempt; the object of scorn and
   derision. [Archaic]

         I will make this city desolate, and a hissing.
                                               --Jer. xix. 8.

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