Hiss in a sentence

The word "hiss" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of hiss and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Hiss

  • To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the breath between the tongue and the teeth; to make with the mouth a sound like that made by a goose or a snake when angered; esp., to make such a sound as an expression of hatred, passion, or disapproval.
  • To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.
  • To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.
  • To utter with a hissing sound.
  • A prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the tongue and teeth, esp. as a token of disapprobation or contempt.
  • Any sound resembling that above described
  • The noise made by a serpent.
  • The note of a goose when irritated.
  • The noise made by steam escaping through a narrow orifice, or by water falling on a hot stove.
  • a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  • a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
  • show displeasure, as after a performance or speech
  • make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
  • express or utter with a hiss
  • move with a whooshing sound

How to use hiss in a sentence. Hiss pronunciation.

Shrill whistles, the hiss and roar of steam, the bang, clap, bang of carriage-doors, the clatter of feet on wood and stone -all echoed and reverberated from a huge cloudy vault above them.
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The shrieking of a shell or tingling hiss of a sharpshooter's close-aimed bullet never came so near as to interrupt whatever polished expression of thanks, regret, or comment he might be uttering.
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I warrant thee; if I do not act it, hiss me.
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There was a dramatist whose name of late had been much heard at Heidelberg, and the winter before one of his plays had been given at the theatre amid the cheers of adherents and the hisses of decent people.
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With a fierce hiss it came for the rock and disappeared underneath, out of the range of their vision.
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With a hiss the snake raised its head, its diamond-like eyes shining like twin stars.
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Song in defeat was a hiss of derision to him.
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In the nape the sharp steel hisses, Glances, grazes,-Christ!
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Through the crack I could hear the leaden hiss!
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Their music frightful as the serpent's hiss, And boding screech-owls make the consort full!
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Now will I dam up this thy yawning mouth For swallowing the treasure of the realm; Thy lips that kiss'd the queen shall sweep the ground; And thou that smil'dst at good Duke Humphrey's death Against the senseless winds shalt grin in vain, Who in contempt shall hiss at thee again.
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DELIVERED THEREFROM I awoke with a sound in my ears like the never-ceasing surge and hiss of waters, a sound that waxed ever louder.
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Now, beholding this, Penfeather's eyes opened suddenly wide, then narrowed to slits as, viewing this deadly thing, he drew back and back, and so sat huddled in his chair utterly still, only I heard his breath hiss softly 'twixt clenched teeth.
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Little by little these sounds became merged with the droning of the wind and the never-ceasing surge and hiss of the seas; lulled by this and the sense of my comparative safety, I presently fell a-slumbering.
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So all night long we drove before the tempest through a pitchy gloom full of the hiss of mighty seas that roared past us in the dark like raging giants.
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So lay I gasping and gripping this kindly earth and waited to do battle for what remained of life, hearkening for the fierce hiss of that great wave that was to bear me back to the horror of those green deeps the which should bury me for ever; instead I heard the gentle, drowsy lapping of water all about me, and opening my eyes beheld myself lying on the edge of those white sands that bordered the lagoon, while behind me the seas thundered impotent against the reef.
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Thus sang the unknown who, all unwitting, was coming to his death; sudden as it came the voice was hushed and nought to hear save the hiss and murmur of the surge, and I saw the man Andy stir restlessly as minute after minute dragged by.
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To the theatre he repairs Where each young critic ready stands, Capers applauds with clap of hands, With hisses Cleopatra scares, Moina recalls for this alone That all may hear his voice's tone.
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By degrees, though, all became convinced that they could not be seen, and something in the way of relief came at the end of about a quarter of an hour, when all at once the cigar in the man's mouth glowed more brightly, and then brighter still as it made a rush through the air, describing a curve and falling into the sea, when the silence was broken by a hiss so faint that it was hardly heard, and by something else which was heard plainly.
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This is answered by the workers with a loud hiss and a marked acceleration in their movements.
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Examples of Hiss

Example #1
High and low, on every available yard of wall, advertisements clamoured to the eye: theatres, journals, soaps, medicines, concerts, furniture, wines, prayer-meetings-all the produce and refuse of civilisation announced in staring letters, in daubed effigies, base, paltry, grotesque.
Example #2
This way and that sped the demon engines, whirling lighted waggons full of people.
Example #3
And it was the real thing, too.
Example #4
The courteous phrases of politest speech fell ever from his ready lips, as easily as they would have done in the _boudoir_ of any belle in the metropolis.
Example #5
Mistress Page, remember you your cue.
Example #6
Go to, then; we'll use this unwholesome humidity, this gross wat'ry pumpion; we'll teach him to know turtles from jays.