hiss: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (his), [key]
  1. to express disapproval of by hissing: The audience hissed the controversial play.
  2. to silence or drive away by hissing (usually fol. by away, down, etc.): They hissed down the author when he tried to speak.
  3. to utter with a hiss.
  1. a hissing sound, esp. one made in disapproval.


Pronunciation: (his), [key]
  1. born 1904, U.S. public official, accused of espionage 1948 and imprisoned for perjury 1950–54.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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