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verb hiss pronunciation in British English /hɪs/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhiss
he/she/ithisses
present participlehissing
past tensehissed
past participlehissed

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to say something in a low angry voice

    ‘Stop that at once!’ she hissed.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to make a longssound like the sound that a snake makes

    The tyres hissed on the wet road.

    hiss at:

    When I tried to pick the cat up it started hissing at me.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] if people in an audience hiss, they make a longssound to show that they do not like a speaker or performer

    The audience began to hiss and boo.

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