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verb hiss pronunciation in British English /hɪs/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehissing
past tensehissed
past participlehissed

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  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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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