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Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘hiss’.

Hiss
Pronunciation:
\ˈhis\
Function:
verb
Etymology:
Middle English, of imitative origin
Date:
14th century

intransitive verb : to make a sharp sibilant sound <the crowd hissed in disapproval> <hissing steam>
transitive verb
1 : to express disapproval of by hissing <hissed the performers off the stage>
2 : to utter or whisper angrily or threateningly and with a hiss


hiss. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hiss
 
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